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Ashleigh E. Aitken

                

Of Counsel

Location:
Santa Ana, California

Phone:
(866) 434-1424

Fax:
714-434-3600

E-mail:
E-mail Me

Professional Experience

Ashleigh Aitken is Of Counsel at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, where she specializes in complex business litigation, class actions and major personal injury cases.

Ms. Aitken, a graduate of USC Law School, is a former federal prosecutor, practicing in the Los Angeles and Santa Ana Office of the United States Attorney in the Central District of California. While serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Aitken prosecuted cases involving armed bank robbery, narcotics, mail and wire fraud, child pornography and firearms violations. She has tried several criminal cases and argued before the 9th Circuit.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Aitken was a civil litigator with the law firm of Morrison Foerster, LLP, specializing in complex business litigation and class action defense. While there she tried civil cases in both federal and state court. She began her practice at Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP working on environmental and condemnation litigation.

Ms. Aitken is a recognized trial lawyer, has been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine, and has been featured in articles in Orange Coast Magazine and Orange County Lawyer.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Personal Injury Cases

Education

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California
  • Boston College, Boston
    • B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1997
    • Major: Secondary Education & History

Published Works

  • Bringing it Home: Some Strategies for a Successful Mediation Negotiation, (Co-Author with Dean J. Zipser), Orange County Lawyer, November, 2006
  • Pre-Trial Motions, California Litigation Review, (Co-Author), California State Bar Litigation Section's Yearly Update of California Law, 2005
  • Pre-Trial Motions, California Litigation Review, (Co-Author), California State Bar Litigation Section's Yearly Update of California Law, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Women Lawyers, Past President and Board Member, 2002 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Board Member, 2004 - 2010
  • Anaheim Community Services Board, 2004 - Present
  • Celtic Bar Association, Vice-President and Member, 2002 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Hispanic Bar Association, Former Vice-President, 2002 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association, Board Member, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Foundation, Board Member, 2004 - 2007
  • Central District of California, Pro Bono Panel, Member
  • South Coast Repertory Theatre, Gala Committee Member, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Morrison Foerster, LLP
  • Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP

Pro Bono Activities

  • MOMS Club, Anaheim Hills West, Vice-President, 2007 - Present
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