Ashley B. Nichols, Esq.
Ashley focuses her practice on business and commercial litigation in the areas of health care, labor and employment, and appellate and post-trial advocacy. She represents doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers in medical and professional liability cases. She has defended cases both at the trial and appellate court levels. She also counsels business owners and employers on wage and hour issues concerning the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, the Pennsylvania Wage Payment Collection Law, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and independent contractors. She advises employers on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) audits, compliance and whistleblower complaints and workers’ compensation claims. She regularly reviews employee policies and handbooks.
Ashley began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Sallie Updyke Mundy of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Richard A. Gray of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas.
Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, she served as an Associate for a large law firm based in Harrisburg, where she practiced complex civil litigation before the state, federal and appellate courts, including the Pennsylvania Board of Claims. She regularly advised business owners on contract drafting and negotiation, public bidding requirements and mechanics’ lien and payment bond issues.
In 2015, Ashley was recognized by her peers as a Select Lawyer in Central Pennsylvania. She serves as an attorney advisor for the Manheim Township High School Mock Trial Team and volunteers for the Lancaster Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes events.
Applying the Procurement Code – Problem Areas and the Need for Future Direction, Co-author, The Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, October 2014