Ashley Brathwaite focuses her practice on the representation of health care providers, ranging from the individual caregivers to the hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and private practices that employ them in medical malpractice matters. She has represented providers before their respective licensing boards and successfully defended a medical malpractice case through a trial that resulted in a defense verdict.
Ms. Brathwaite’s practice also includes the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors in connection with products liability, consumer fraud, and other repetitive personal injury, damage and premises liability matters.
Ms. Brathwaite has been recognized by her peers in Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite as a “Young Gun” in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and by Super Lawyers as a North Carolina Rising Star in Medical Malpractice for 2013.
Upon receiving her undergraduate degree from Furman University, Ms. Brathwaite worked with the Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs at the largest hospital system in South Carolina before deciding to attend law school at Campbell University School of Law. While in law school, she received a scholarship that allowed her to complete an internship with the Honorable Judge John M. Tyson on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Ms. Brathwaite also competed at the regional and then national level as a member of the Campbell Law Moot Court Board and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.
North Carolina, 2005
South Carolina, 2008
United States District Courts
Western District of North Carolina
Middle District of North Carolina
Eastern District of North Carolina
District of South Carolina
Professional Associations And Memberships
North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys: Co-editor of Prognosis (2009-2012)
North Carolina Bar Association, Health Law Section
10th Judicial Bar: Bar Candidate Interview Committee (2006-present); Board of Directors (2010-2012)
Wake County Bar Association: Board of Directors (2010-2012)
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society: Board of Trustees (2012-present)
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
Medical Malpractice Case Law Update, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Client Seminar (2009)
South Carolina Medical Negligence Update, Quarterly meeting of Upstate South Carolina dentists and specialists (2008)
Electronic Discovery Issues and HIPAA Updates, North Carolina Health Information Management Association, Southeastern Region meeting (2006)