While in the criminal division of the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Ashmore prosecuted hundreds of cases including bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, mortgage fraud, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and drug conspiracies.
In the civil arena, Mr. Ashmore’s experience includes defending an international mining company against 975 individual federal lawsuits; an oil company that discharged 1 million gallons of diesel fuel into the Reedy River in a class action and related criminal case; and a trucking company in an $18 million settlement of three federal wrongful death lawsuits.
He has spoken at numerous legal conferences, and he has been interviewed on the Fox News Network’s nationally televised “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” Mr. Ashmore has represented clients in a number of other states. He has been associated as local counsel on many occasions by some of the largest law firms in the nation.
Areas of Legal Practice
Mr. Ashmore has significant experience in the area of criminal defense over the past 30 years.
Mr. Ashmore has handled hundreds of state and federal court prosecutions over the years. His trial experience in criminal cases includes DUI, assault & battery, drug cases, gun charges, mail fraud, wire fraud, and murder.
Mr. Ashmore has tried cases including asset forfeiture, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.
Mr. Ashmore was in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina in the early 1990s. He tried civil cases including asset forfeiture, medical malpractice, wrongful death and many others.
Mr. Ashmore has handled personal injury cases representing both individuals and families.
who have been injured or who have lost loved ones due to the actions of others. His experience ranges from automobile accidents to wrongful death. He understands the life-altering effects that injuries have.
Automobile Accidents – Class Actions – Contract Law – Environmental Crimes – Securities Fraud – Tort Liability – White Collar Crimes – Wrongful Death
Legal Awards and Acknowledgments
Significant Legal Cases
July of 2015 – After a jury was chosen in federal court, the government dismissed the three felony wire fraud charges, and Mr. Ashmore’s client plead guilty to a single misdemeanor offense.
March of 2015 – Mr. Ashmore and his co-counsel obtained a $928,000.00 verdict and the reinstatement of three valuable contracts in federal court in Greenville, S.C.
November of 2014 – After a jury was chosen in federal court, the government dismissed felony charges of embezzlement, making false statements, and submitting fraudulent claims, and Mr. Ashmore’s client plead guilty to a single misdemeanor offense.
June of 2014 – Mr. Ashmore’s client was found Not Guilty of murder in the death of her husband after a four day jury trial in Spartanburg County, S.C.
2012 – Mr. Ashmore was appointed by the federal district court in Greenville, South Carolina to serve as the Receiver in a $50 million pyramid scheme involving the fraudulent sale of gold and silver.
2012 – Mr. Ashmore appeared as local counsel in a six day trial in federal court in Greenville, South Carolina and defeated the plaintiff’s request for a permanent injunction involving a $280 million project in North Carolina.
2009 – Mr. Ashmore’s client was found not guilty on all six counts of mail fraud after a jury trial in federal court in Anderson, South Carolina. Mr. Ashmore’s client was accused of participating in a $12 million fraudulent investment scheme.
2008 – Mr. Ashmore was appointed by the federal district court in Columbia, South Carolina to serve as the Receiver in an $80 million pyramid scheme with over 4,000 investors. To date, he has disbursed over $19 million to the victims.
2007 – Mr. Ashmore and his co-counsel won a declaratory judgment trial in federal court in Spartanburg, South Carolina in which an insurance company argued its multimillion-dollar policy did not apply in a case involving two traffic fatalities. The case was then settled.