Ashley Felton Eckerly

Partner

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Ashley Eckerly is a Partner in Gordon & Rees' Detroit and Michigan offices.  Ms. Eckerly's errors and omissions practice has blossomed since she relocated from Chicago back to her hometown, Detroit.  She has extensive experience in defending insurance brokers and agents on claims of negligence, misrepresentation, and equity-based common law claims.  Ms. Eckerly, a Detroit native, prides herself of getting results by combining diligence with creativity.  She has worked on trial teams in Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and California.

    She serves as national counsel for several clients involved in toxic tort and product liability actions throughout the country, which requires her to regularly analyze choice of law, personal jurisdiction, and a number of other issues consistently raised in multi-state litigation. She has trial experience and is familiar with all aspects of discovery and motion practice under the Michigan, Illinois, and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Her integrity and work ethic are unparalleled and she takes great pride in consistently keeping her clients updated and making them part of the decision-making process.

    Ms. Eckerly earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2009 and graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A., cum laude, in General Business Administration in 2006. She remains a die-hard Spartan fan to this day. Her background also includes an internship at the Lincoln Hall of Juvenile Justice where she obtained experience in family law, including juvenile offenses and family custody disputes.

    Admissions

    Illinois
    Michigan
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

    Memberships

    Chicago Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    Illinois State Bar Association
    Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

  • Practice Areas
  • Publications & Presentations
    • Virtual Panel for Recent Graduates re: Graduating in a Pandemic – Panelist (University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, June 9, 2020)
    • "Preserving Pretrial Issues for Appeal," The American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Trial Practice (Spring 2013)
  • Education

    Education

    J.D., cum laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2009

    B.B.A., cum laude, Michigan State University, 2006

    Honors

    Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Personal Injury - Products: Defense and Employment Litigation: Defense (2014-2020, Law & Politics)