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Ashley DeVita

Ashley DeVita

Contact Info

P: 215-607-3890
F: 215-839-3743
E: adevita@fhmslaw.com

Philadelphia Office
2000 Market Street
Suite 550
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Education

  • Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law (J.D. 2012); Editor, Drexel Law Review; Health Law Concentration
  • Villanova University, cum laude, English and Psychology (B.A. 2008); English Honor Society and Psi Chi Honor Society

Bar Memberships

  • Pennsylvania, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Affiliations

  • Arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “Best Practices for resolving Your Trucking Claims,” an ALFA International Mini-Seminar for NFI, Cherry Hill, N.J. and Reading Pennsylvania, 2014

Ashley DeVita is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding. An experienced litigator, Ms. DeVita manages all aspects of the handling and defense of commercial transportation, construction accident, and premises and products liability cases. She strategizes with clients regarding defense of matters and the optimal approach for early resolution. She prepares litigation plans and budgets and handles pleadings, depositions, written discovery, and all mediations and conferences through trial. She has also prepared appellate briefs and argued with the New Jersey Appellate Division.

Prior to joining FHMS, Ms. DeVita practiced with a regional defense firm, representing clients in a broad array of civil litigation, including commercial transportation, premises liability, consumer debt collection, and medical negligence matters.

Ms. DeVita served as the assistant editor of an International Transportation Compendium in 2017. She also co-authored the Compendium from 2012 through 2016.

  • Obtained summary judgment for a trucking company on a duty of care issue in a case where the economic damages alone were claimed to be approximately $1 million.
  • Obtained a defense award in the arbitration of a premises liability action where the issue of notice of the alleged defect was disputed.