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Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC | Attorneys at Law

Ryan Q. Ashworth

Attorney Ryan Ashworth

Phone Number: 304-529-2868
Fax Number: 304-529-2999
Email Address: rqashworth@onalegal.com

Education
Juris Doctorate, Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College
of Law, 2006
Honors, Special Awards
Juris Doctor with Honors; Top 10%
Ohio Northern Law Review; Ohio Review Editor

Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies, Marshall  University, 2003
Honors, Special Awards
Dean’ s List

Licenses
Ohio, 2006
West Virginia, 2007

Court Admissions
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
All West Virginia Circuit and Magistrate Courts
Ohio Supreme Court and all Appellate Courts
All Ohio Common Pleas and Municipal Courts
United States Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations
Ohio Bar Association
West Virginia State Bar
Cabell County Bar Association

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation Defense, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Defense, General Litigation, Municipal Law, Police Professional and Law Enforcement Liability, Appellate Proceedings and Personal Injury

Employment History
Member, Offutt Nord Ashworth, PLLC, Huntington, West Virginia, 2013-Present
Associate, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Huntington, West Virginia, 2009-2013
Associate, Offutt Nord, PLLC, Huntington, West Virginia, 2006-2009

Accomplishments
Obtained Multiple Defense Verdicts as a First Chair and Second Chair Trial Attorney

Researched, Formulated and Drafted Appellate Arguments  before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal, Inc., Which Led to Reversal of an Adverse Verdict Against Client, A.T. Massey Coal

Researched, Formulated and Drafted Appellate Arguments Before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in State ex rel. Johnson and Johnson Corp. v. Karl, Which Led to Decision that Learned Intermediary Doctrine was Not Recognized in West Virginia, in Support of Client Physician’s Defense Posture

Named West Virginia “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, 2011 to Present

Recognized by Inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America  in the area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Successfully Completed the IADC Trial Academy at Stanford University, 2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings
Legal Assistants and Paralegals of Southern West Virginia, “Trials and Tribulations: A Paralegal’s Role in Trial Preparation and Support”, Spring Meeting, April 6, 2017

Miscellaneous
Sergeant; Combat Arms – United States Marine Corps 01/1997 – 01/2003
Marine of the Year 2002 – Alpha Company, 4th CEB, 4th MarDiv.
Active Involvement in Marshall University Pro Bono Program.