Derek J. Ashton
Derek has tried over 130 jury cases to verdict, winning over 80 percent. His law practice focuses on civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Derek represents companies and individuals in cases involving death, personal injury, product liability, liquor liability, false imprisonment, insurance fraud, and white collar criminal matters. His regulatory work includes representation of accounting professionals in licensing matters and defense of hospitality clients in OLCC litigation.
Derek is preferred NW counsel for Saks Fifth Avenue and is preferred outside counsel for ATTIC, CAMICO, Canal Insurance, Engle Martin & Company, FedEx Express, Founder’s Insurance Company, Republic Services Inc., United Rentals and VanLiner Insurance.
Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Derek served as a Deputy District Attorney for Multnomah County, where he litigated major felony criminal cases including aggravated murder. Since leaving the District Attorney’s office, he has served as a special prosecutor for the District Attorney’s office in conflict matters. He is among a select group of attorneys chosen by The Portland Police Union to represent police officers involved in deadly force incidents.
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