445 Hutchinson Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43235
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2017
The University of Dayton, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 2013
Ashley T. Merino joined Perez Morris in 2023, where she specializes in complex civil litigation matters involving employment law, insurance coverage and bad faith, and contract disputes. Additionally, Ashley serves corporate clients in general and premises liability, property loss, and employment disputes as part of the firm’s National Coordinating Counsel Program. Her expertise spans from representing clients in multimillion-dollar disputes to advising and counseling smaller businesses and companies, underscoring her belief that no case is too big or small.
Ashley is experienced at guiding clients through each stage of the civil litigation process. She has litigated high-profile, widely publicized cases and has a reputation for securing favorable outcomes for her clients in both state and federal courts. Her experience includes defending a national restaurant chain in employment discrimination cases in state and federal court, playing a key role in obtaining a $2.4 million jury verdict on behalf of a former bank officer, and serving as special counsel to the Ohio Attorney General in several, first-of-their-kind lawsuits involving State and congressional redistricting.
Prior to joining Perez Morris, Ashley was a litigation associate at a boutique Columbus firm specializing in complex business litigation. During law school, Ashley was the Chief Managing Editor of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law and served as a Certified Legal Intern for the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, Criminal Division.
Ashley is committed to community service, exemplified by her role on the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization that supports victims of domestic violence and her volunteer work for Star House in Columbus, a local charity focused on assisting youth experiencing homelessness.
In her free time, Ashley provides career guidance and mentorship to law students and aspiring litigators.
Supreme Court of Ohio, 2017
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2018
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2022
Supreme Court of the United States, 2022