Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602-263-1700
Fax: 602-651-7599

Location Information

Ashley Villaverde Halvorson
TEL: 602-263-1793
FAX: 602-200-7870


Arizona State University
College of Law
J.D., 2009

Arizona State University
B.A., cum laude, 2005

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2009

Ashley Villaverde Halvorson

Ms. Halvorson joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 2009 and concentrates her practice on bad faith and extra-contractual liability, and insurance coverage. She received her law degree from Arizona State University College of Law in 2009, and is admitted to practice in Arizona.  Prior to joining JSH, she interned for Rep. Ed Pastor, U.S. House of Representatives, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, Hon. Mary Murguia, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, and Hon. Jon W. Thompson, Arizona Court of Appeals.

Since 2014, Ms. Halvorson has been the chair of the firm’s Diversity Legal Writing Program, which is an internship that allows diverse students opportunities to work for large firms.

Representative Cases

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Los Abogados Bar Association, Vice President 
  • State Bar of Arizona, Committee on Women and Minorities in the Law, 2012-2015 
  • Arizona Collaborative Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Named to AzBusiness Magazine’s list of Most Influential Women, 2017
  • Top Lawyers Under 40 Award, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Stars, 2013-2017

Presentations & Publications

  • “How To Avoid The Hot Seat: Good Claims Handling In Arizona,” Presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014
  • “Deposing the Expert Witness in a Personal Injury Case,” Co-Presenter, State Bar of Arizona, September, 2014
  • "Reservation of Rights," Arizona DRI Compendium, Co-Author, 2013
  • "Early Claims Investigation and Evaluation," Presenter, JSH Seminar, October 2013
  • “Overview of Insurance Defense - Premises, Products and Auto,” Co-Presenter, Insurance Defense Institute, July 2013
  • “Overview of Insurance Defense - Coverage and Bad Faith Practice,” Co-Presenter, Insurance Defense Institute, July 2013
  • “Ethics for Insurance Defense Counsel and Effective Negotiation and Settlement Techniques,” Co-Presenter, Insurance Defense Institute, July 2013
  • “Practical Considerations of Everyday Case Handling,” Co-Presenter, Insurance Defense Institute, July 2013