Ashley R. Presson

Partner
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1717 West 6th Street
Suite 250
Austin, TX 78703-4777

Ashley Presson is a partner in the Austin office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston &Young LLP. Ashley has a national practice with a heavy emphasis on product and premises liability and environmental and toxic tort litigation. She has defended aluminum, joint compound, drywall, boiler, and motor manufacturers as well as industrial premises owners. Ashley routinely assists trial teams by drafting and arguing pretrial motions, helping with jury selection, conducting post-trial jury polling, and crafting cross-examination strategies for expert and fact witnesses. Her experience also includes drafting and successfully arguing dispositive motions, deposing expert and fact witnesses, and organizing key evidence into a compelling and persuasive story for jurors. She also leads discovery teams in large scale document reviews and facilitates complex site inspections in connection with her defense of toxic tort lawsuits. Ashley strives to create innovative and cost-effective litigation strategies to obtain positive results and provide value to her clients. Drawing on her experience as a former briefing attorney for Justice Paul W. Green at the Supreme Court of Texas, Ashley also drafts appellate briefs and assists with preservation of error at the trial level to ensure her clients’ right to appeal.

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J.D., cum laude, St. Mary's University School of Law (2010)

B.A., American Studies, University of Texas at Austin (2006)

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