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Alison R. Ashmore

Alison R. Ashmore



  • Employment Litigation
  • Business & Commercial
  • Dental Service Organizations Group
  • Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance

WSG Practice Industries


Texas, U.S.A.


Alison Ashmore works with clients to address a broad range of business issues. An effective communicator, Alison uses this skill to connect with clients and identify their needs and goals.  Alison regularly counsels clients on disputes with customers, partners, and employees, and on protecting confidential business information. In her litigation practice, Alison handles breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, fraudulent transfer, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other business claims.

Alison’s practical approach to dispute resolution is tailored to the needs of her clients and covers a variety of industries including real estate, construction, insurance, energy, and technology.  Known for her presence and preparedness in the courtroom, she has broad experience representing clients in both state and federal court, bankruptcy court, arbitrations, administrative bodies, and representing employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  A persuasive advocate, Alison has represented clients in appellate matters before the Fifth Circuit and the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, Texas Super Lawyers® and D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas.” The National Diversity Council and the Texas Diversity Council also named Alison one of the “2019 Dallas Top Women in Legal.”

Bar Admissions



Baylor Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
Hardin-Simmons University, B.A., magna cum laude
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights | Business & Commercial | Dental Service Organizations Group | Employment Litigation | Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance | Labor & Employment | Litigation | Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets | Probate, Trust & Fiduciary Litigation | Real Estate Litigation | White-Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Assisted in obtaining the dismissal in federal district court of a $25
million fraud and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against a major
national law firm and obtained sanctions in favor of the law firm;
œ Defended employer against claims of workers' compensation
discrimination and retaliation, resulting in summary judgment in favor of
the employer on discrimination and unanimous jury finding of no
œ Second chair at multiday arbitration representing a Fortune 500
company in multimillion dollar claim arising from outsourcing contract;
œ Defense of large law firm in suit brought by former client involving tax
planning advice;
œ Primary author of successful motion to dismiss seven Texas state law
causes of action;
œ Representation of high profile personal injury law firm in suit for
negligence regarding its handling of a medical malpractice case;
œ Assisted in defense of law firm against claim of malicious prosecution
arising from case alleging fraud and attempting to collect a debt
sAdvised counsel to law firm in strategic defense of motion for sanctions;
œ Defense of law firm from claim of negligence arising from advice regarding handling of employment and stock
œ Assisted in representation of construction company in litigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair
competition, and employee raiding issues through jury verdict for client;
œ Assisted in breach of fiduciary duty suit against trustee;
œ Defense of suits for employment discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race, sex, religion, involving workers'
compensation claims, and breach of contract;
œ Assisted in suits to prevent employee raiding and breaches of non-compete agreements; and
œ Defense of suit seeking injunctive relief against the unauthorized use and disclosure of company confidential information spanning over a decade and involving criminal prosecution;

Professional Associations

    Dallas Bar Association
    Dallas Association of Women Lawyers
    Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

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