Ashlee A. Webster
Counsel
Winston-Salem, NC
office 336.725.4473
mobile 336.602.0234
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources

Ms. Webster’s primary area of practice is litigation, with a focus on labor and employment law, medical malpractice defense, professional liability defense, and commercial litigation.

Education

  • North Carolina State University, B.S., Business Management, Concentration in Marketing, Minor in Art and Design, cum laude, 2004
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009

Experience

  • Defending medical providers in medical malpractice matters and board inquiries
  • Defending employers in employment law matters, including but not limited to EEOC and NLRB matters
  • Defending employers in workers’ compensation claims
  • Negotiating favorable terms, settlements and results for clients
  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts, employment agreements and other legal documents
  • Serving as trial counsel and representing clients in hearings and depositions
  • Serving as co-counsel in a medical malpractice jury trial resulting in the jury returning a defense verdict in favor of the client where the plaintiff initially sought $3 million plus interest
  • Arguing in support of a motion to dismiss in the Western District of Virginia that was ultimately granted
  • Drafting and briefing to support clients’ interests, including but not limited to two motions to dismiss before the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, which were granted; a demurrer and memorandum, which resulted in a nonsuit against the client; a special plea and motion to dismiss, which was granted and the action dismissed with prejudice; and a motion in limine to exclude significant testimony of the plaintiff’s expert witness, which resulted in settlement and dismissal of the case
     
     
Labor & Employment Law Litigation Product Liability Litigation

Distinctions

  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Law & Politics magazine for Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, 2017
  • American Inns of Court Foundation, The Ted Dalton Chapter, 2015 - 2017
  • Certificate of Commendation, Roanoke Bar Association, for providing 25 hours or more of community service, charitable professional services, and/or pro bono publico legal services, 2015 & 2016
  • Finalist, 2013 Rising Star Award, Crain’s General & In-House Counsel Summit
  • Nominee, 2012 Rising Star, Crain’s General & In-House Counsel Summit
     
     

Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Ohio State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
  • United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
     
     

Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
    • Executive Board Member, Young Lawyers Division, 2017
    • Southwest Virginia Coordinator for the Veterans’ Issues Task Force, 2015 - 2017
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia Board of Directors, 2015 - 2017
  • Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, 2013 - 2014
     
     
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