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With a broad range of experience in intellectual property law – including trademark, copyright, trade secret, design patent, utility patent, privacy, and licensing matters – Ashley works to help clients protect their innovations and creations by securing and enforcing trademarks, copyrights, and patents, both domestically and abroad. She counsels clients from the fruition of an idea through to execution, implementation, protection, monetization, and enforcement. Ashley’s practice focuses on branding protection to create and enforce brands and their related intellectual property on a global scale. She manages large, international portfolios and provides strategic client counseling to determine the best path forward for each client based on their needs and goals in the relevant market.

Ashley is well-versed in data privacy and security. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US certification through the International Association of Privacy Professionals) and is in the process of completing her CIPP certification for the European Union.

She is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a registered patent attorney and is admitted to the Southern District of Ohio.

Using her knowledge and experience, Ashley also helps athletes establish, monetize and protect their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL).

Ashley earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2015, where she was a contributor to Cincinnati Law Review and the Intellectual Property & Computer Law Journal. Prior to law school, Ashley earned a B.S. in Chemistry, cum laude, from Kentucky Wesleyan College where she played NCAA Division II volleyball.

She joined Calfee in 2021 from a Cincinnati-based law firm.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch," Intellectual Property Law (2023)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars (2022)
  • Cincy Magazine, "Cincy Leading Lawyers," Intellectual Property (2022)


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati Law Review, Intellectual Property & Computer Law Journal, 2015

B.S., Chemistry, cum laude, Kentucky Wesleyan College, 2011

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • CincyIP, President
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Trademarks Committee
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Volunteer
  • CincyBrand, Steering Committee



  • “How Your Intellectual Property Can Make or Break a Merger,” Beverage Master: Craft Spirits & Brew Magazine (February 2, 2021)

  • “Don’t Be a Mark in a Trademark Scam – Signs of a Scam,” Dinsmore News Alerts (June 18, 2020)

  • “Planting Innovation: A Look Into Plant Patent Protection and the Deficiencies of the Plant Protection Act and Plant Variety Protection Act,” University of Cincinnati Law Review Blog, (May 26, 2015)

  • “Design Patents: How Close Is Too Close? Vacillating Court Decisions Provide Little Guidance, as Shown in Apple v. Samsung,” University of Cincinnati Law Review Blog, (March 3, 2015)

  • “What's in a Name? A Look Into the Washington Redskins Trademark Dispute,” University of Cincinnati Law Review Blog, (November 6, 2014) 

  • “Alice Kills: Is Alice v. CLS the Destruction of Software and Business Method Patents as We Know Them?” University of Cincinnati Law Review Blog, (September 30, 2014)

  • “Phone Frustration: FTC Files Suit Against AT&T for Deliberately Slowing Phone Speeds of 'Unlimited' Plan Users,” University of Cincinnati Law Review Blog, (January 1, 2014)

  • “Misappropriating College Athlete Likenesses: Why the NCAA Should Not Be Allowed to Play by a Different Set of Rules – Hart v. Electronic Arts, 717 F. 3d 141, (3rd Cir. 2013)," University of Cincinnati Law Review, Volume 83.1

  • “Taking a Chill Pill: Why Senate Bill 214 Would Effectively Chill Pharmaceutical Development – An Overview of Reverse Settlement 'Pay-For-Delay' Practices and Proposed Senate Bill 214: Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act,” University of Cincinnati Law Review, Volume 83.1

  • “Assessment of Leaching Potential of Highly Leaded Jewelry,” Journal of Hazardous Materials, (May 2010), co-authored with Dr. JD Weidenhamer and BE Newman

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Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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