Ashley Hart is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Ms. Hart serves as the national co-chair of the firm's DiverseAbility Affinity Group. She focuses her practice in the area of general civil litigation and assists clients in all phases of general litigation, including at the trial and appellate levels as well as in state and federal courts.
Ms. Hart's litigation experience spans a broad range of legal issues, including contract disputes, complex matters under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), healthcare litigation, fraud and wrongful termination, as well as advising higher education clients in situations that implicate Title IX. She also represents health service providers with regard to reimbursements owed from Medicaid, Medicare and third-party payers, and advises global corporations in matters involving complex environmental regulations.
In addition, Ms. Hart is heavily involved in pro bono work, including representing veterans in housing matters, defending immigrant's rights in an amicus brief for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and defending privacy rights of victims of sexual assault. Recently, Ms. Hart defended and represented a pro bono client in a mediation regarding numerous employment discrimination claims and obtained a very favorable outcome for the international organization.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Hart was a summer associate in the firm's Boston office. She also served as a litigation assistant in another large Boston law firm where she helped defend clients on white collar criminal matters, environmental litigation and securities law.
While in law school, Ms. Hart worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Juan Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Ms. Hart also served as an article editor of the Suffolk University Law Review.
- Suffolk University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
- Sacred Heart University, B.S., magna cum laude
- Phi Delta Phi
- Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Law, Suffolk University Law School, 2019
- Best Brief Award, Legal Practice Skills, Suffolk University Law School, 2019