Ashley Villaverde Halvorson

Partner

   

ahalvorson@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602.263.1793
FAX: 602.200.7870
Legal Assistant: Judy McAuley
602.263.1793
jamcauley@jshfirm.com

Ashley Villaverde Halvorson’s practice focuses on defending insurance company clients in bad faith litigation, providing insurance coverage advice, and defending general personal injury and wrongful death actions.

As a passionate supporter of diversity in the profession and the Latino community in Arizona, Ashley serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee, Recruiting Committee, and formerly chaired its Diversity Legal Writing Program. Since 2010, Ashley has been an active member of Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association. She was elected to serve as President in 2018, and has previously served as Vice President, Secretary, and on several committees focused on mentorship and fundraising for scholarships for Latino law students. Prior to joining JSH, Ashley interned for Representative Ed Pastor, U.S. House of Representatives; former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano; Hon. Mary Murguia, formerly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; and Hon. Jon W. Thompson, Arizona Court of Appeals.

As Arizona natives, Ashley and her husband, Mike, spend much of their free time chasing after their three young children, cheering on the Arizona Cardinals and ASU Sun Devils, and escaping to cooler temperatures in Flagstaff.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Los Abogados, Hispanic Bar Association, Chair of Latina Committee 2020; Past President 2019, President 2018, Vice President 2017; Secretary 2015-2016, Member, 2013-Present
  • Los Abogados Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Deputy Regional President, Region XIV
  • The Latina Mentoring Project
  • State Bar of Arizona, Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, 2012-2015
  • Arizona Collaborative Bar, collaboration of Arizona’s diverse bar associations
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County, Judge Pro Tem

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Attorney at Law Magazine: Attorney of the Month, October 2018
  • Emerging Leader Award, Los Abogados, 2017
  • AzBusiness Magazine Most Influential Women, 2017
  • Top Lawyers Under 40 Award, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2017
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2020

Presentations & Publications

  • Los Abogados Latina Committee: Latinas on the Rise,” Attorney at Law Magazine, June 2019
  • Portrait of Today’s Woman: Mother, Lawyer, Leader,” Attorney at Law Magazine: Attorney of the Month, October 2018
  • “Bad Faith Nightmares: Recent Trends & Themes in Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Insurance Litigation,” Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention, September 2017
  • “How To Avoid The Hot Seat: Good Claims Handling In Arizona,” Presenter, 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

Education

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2009
Arizona State University, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2005

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2009
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2010