Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC associate Ashley Dus participated in The American College of Trial Lawyers’ (ACTL) 2023 Diversity and Corporate Trial Advocacy Program on May 5 –7 in Chicago, Illinois.

The College has long been committed to increasing its ranks of talented, accomplished, and diverse trial lawyers. In its second year, the Diversity and Corporate Trial Advocacy Program expands its commitment by helping to develop the next generation of diverse and inclusive trial advocates.

Ashley Dus is an associate who concentrates her practice in medical negligence and institutional negligence. Since becoming an attorney in 2016, Ms. Dus has second-chaired several medical malpractice trials to verdict.

The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of preeminent members of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is recognized as the leading trial lawyers organization in both countries. Founded in 1950, the College is an invitation only fellowship. The College thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality. The College is dedicated to maintaining and seeking to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission. The College strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. Many partners of the firm including Sherri Arrigo, Stetson Atwood, Don Brown, Mark Burden, and Richard Donohue are members of this prestigious organization. For more information about the College, visit its website at