Email: abn@saxtonstump.com
Phone: (717) 556-1056

Ashley B. Nichols, Esq.

Associate

Ashley is a civil and commercial litigator focusing her practice in the construction, insurance, and healthcare industries.

In her construction practice, she drafts, reviews, and revises construction contracts, subcontracts, releases, and waivers. She also counsels owners, contractors, and subcontractors on claim and lien issues and risk mitigation. She attends to litigation arising out of construction matters. Ashley participated in the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy, a rigorous training program that focuses on trial skills and is instructed by accomplished construction litigators.

In the healthcare arena, she advises hospitals, physicians, and healthcare providers on litigation and risk mitigation issues. She participates in all stages of medical malpractice litigation. She works with health care providers to help implement policies and procedures consistent with recently-enacted legislation. Ashley also assists underwriting committees of professional liability insurers in the drafting of insurance contracts and endorsements and analyzes insurance coverage issues.

As part of her active appellate practice, Ashley drafts post-trial and appellate briefs, motions, and petitions for filing in the Commonwealth’s trial and appellate courts, including the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, she served as an Associate in the Construction and Procurement group of a large law firm based in Harrisburg. In that position, she litigated complex construction and procurement claims before the state, federal, and appellate courts, including the Pennsylvania Board of Claims. Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Sallie Updyke Mundy (while sitting on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania) and the Honorable Richard A. Gray, Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas.

Ashley lives in Lancaster with her husband and daughter.

EDUCATION

Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2011

Susquehanna University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2008

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania

New Jersey (Resigned)

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of the United States of America

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Lancaster Bar Association

Associated Builders and Contractors – Keystone Chapter

RECOGNITION

Select Lawyer – Construction Law (2015)

Publications

Applying the Procurement Code – Problem Areas and the Need for Future Direction, The Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, October 2014 (co-author)

Using Prompt Payment Laws to Fill the Voids Created by Lien Waivers, Construction Executive Magazine, October 2, 2018

presentations

ABC Keystone, Negotiating Construction Contracts (and Subcontracts) and Navigating the Claims Process, February 2019

Avoiding Waiver – How to Preserve Claims for Appellate Review, Lancaster Bar Association, May 2018

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Reviews and updates form purchase orders, quotes, subcontract agreements, and terms and conditions

Assists in review of recently-enacted Patient Test Result Information Act (Act 112 of 2018) and formulation of procedures for compliance

Briefed appeals in many recent matters:

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