Ashley Menage, an eighth-generation Texan, moved from Austin to Houston in 2008. She attended South Texas College of Law in Houston where she participated on Law Review and traveled extensively as a varsity member of the mock trial team.
Ashley started her career in private practice with Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool. A couple of years later, she joined Liberty Mutual Insurance as Captured Counsel where she worked primarily in personal policyholder defense and assisted with the motion docket in commercial cases.
In 2018, Ashley transitioned back to private practice and joined the Houston office of Walker Wilcox Matoursek LLP where she currently maintains a docket primarily consisting of commercial personal injury defense.
Ashley has been fortunate to gain a significant amount of trial experience for a young lawyer. Most of her experience as lead counsel has been defending personal-line policy holders in automobile negligence claims. She has tried multiple third-party insurance defense cases to a verdict as the first chair and has also participated as the second chair on a handful of trials. Additionally, Ashley has first-party defense experience in personal-line uninsured motorist claims and has tried a first-party defense matter as the first chair.
Ashley has acted as defense counsel on construction defect matters and co-authored successful Appellate Reply Brief concerning a jury charge and preservation of error. Ashley is the author of a published law review article on Products Liability. Ashley has experience working with a number of different fields of experts and significant experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is experienced at the appellate level, as well as in the fields of general litigation, civil litigation, land use/zoning, construction litigation, personal injury (general and products), professional liability, transportation litigation, and constitutional law.
Additionally, she has drafted motions for summary judgment on the following topics:
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Texas Workers’ Compensation Act
- Declaratory Judgment
- Damages – Business Income Loss
- Damages – Diminution in Value
- Breach of Contract
- Statute of Limitations
- Dram Shop
- Vicarious Liability
- Constitutional Statutory Challenges
- Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court, S.D. Texas
Professional and Community Organizations
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
University of North Texas, B.S., 2006
South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2014