Albemarle Circuit Court Horse Racing Trust Litigation
Represented members of the Foxfield Racing Association, Inc., in resolving a dispute over the future of the races and development of the properties held by the association.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Court
Challenged the government’s unconstitutional search of a litigant’s home and property based on the single click of an internet link, sparking a 100-page dissent and gaining international attention of internet civil liberties groups in United States v. Bosyk.
Multimillion-Dollar Land Acquisition
Represented a nonprofit in a multimillion-dollar land acquisition and negotiated with the municipality to ensure that affordable housing remained in place for hundreds of families.
Six-Figure Personal Injury Claim
Obtained a defense verdict on a six-figure personal injury claim after the conclusion of the plaintiff’s evidence during a motion to strike.
Trade Secrets Matter
Obtained a dismissal of an injunction and complaint for damages of a trade secrets matter.
Virginia Court Of Appeals: Commonwealth v. Spell
Obtained a reversal and dismissal of client's conviction of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Virginia Supreme Court: Chacey v. Garvey
In reversing the trial court’s award of attorney’s fees, attorneys of Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC set aside a six-figure sum that resulted in a net positive award for their client on remand. Chacey v. Garvey set a legal precedent that for attorney’s fees to be recoverable, the general assembly must clearly, precisely and unambiguously declare its intention to do so. This precedent-setting case prompted the Virginia General Assembly to act by clarifying the statute at issue.
Virginia Supreme Court: Shepherd v. Conde
Represented clients in precedent-establishing case of Shepherd v. Conde, clarifying the powers under the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act.
Virginia Supreme Court: Weatherholt v. Commonwealth
Argued against a defendant’s denial of his Sixth Amendment right to counsel after the suspension of trial counsel during critical stages of the prosecution in Weatherholt v. Commonwealth.