Need a Civil Litigation Attorney in Greenville, South Carolina?
Mr. Ashmore was an attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina in the early 1990s. He tried cases including asset forfeiture, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. He has appeared on behalf of plaintiffs as well as defendants in state and federal courts.
He has worked with national firms and defended a corporation against 975 lawsuits; defeated a request for a permanent injunction that would have halted a $280 million project in North Carolina; defended a corporation that spilled 1 million gallons of diesel fuel into the Reedy River; won a declaratory judgment against an insurance company involving a $2 million policy; and obtained summary judgment in a class action alleging $1 billion in damages. He has worked with some of the largest law firms in the nation as a local counsel.
Mr. Ashmore has appeared in a variety of civil cases and argued motions and trials to include wrongful death, class actions, personal injury, contract disputes, tort claims, and forfeiture actions. His clients in the civil arena have varied from individuals to international corporations. He has been directly involved in some of the most significant civil litigation cases in the upstate of South Carolina over the years, having appeared as plaintiff’s counsel and defense counsel in numerous multimillion dollar cases.
Mr. Ashmore’s areas of legal practice include the above areas plus automobile accidents, wrongful death, contracts, tort liability, environmental crimes, securities fraud, and class actions.
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.