Associates

Ashley E. Dus

Chicago, IL (312) 422-0975 V card Print bio

General Info

Education

J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude, 2016

  • Harno Scholar
  • Dean’s List
  • Rickert Award Recipient, Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Rickert Award Recipient, Excellence in Service
  • Recipient of CALI Awards for Academic Excellence
  • Celia M. Howard Fellowship Recipient
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • Dean’s list
  • Edmund J. James Scholar

Admissions

Illinois, 2016

Overview

Ashley E. Dus concentrates her practice in professional negligence and product liability. Ms. Dus defends both physicians and lawyers against malpractice claims and manufacturers against product liability claims.

Ms. Dus joined the firm as an associate following her graduation magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2016. At Illinois, Ms. Dus served as Editor in Chief of The Elder Law Journal and as a teaching assistant for both legal writing and advocacy. Ms. Dus actively participated in the Clinics at the College of Law, where she served as a student attorney representing both seniors who fell victim to financial exploitation and parents, children, and families facing separation due to allegations of abuse or neglect. Ms. Dus also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable David Garcia in Will County, Illinois.

Ms. Dus earned four CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for her academic excellence in Legal Writing & Analysis, Negotiation Skills & Strategies, Family Law, and Children, Culture & Violence. During her third year of law school, Ms. Dus was awarded two Rickert Awards for her Excellence in Legal Writing and for her Excellence in Service. The Rickert Awards are the most prestigious awards conferred upon students at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Ms. Dus graduated with honors earning her BA in Political Science, with a minor in Spanish, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013.

Experience

Plaintiff v. Defendant Neurosurgeon 2019

06/21/2019

Client:

Defendant Neurosurgeon

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed judgment entered on jury verdict

Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital

04/10/2019

Client:

Defendant Hospital

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital

Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois09/01/1995

Client:

Defendant Hospital

Outcome:

Directed Verdict on Liability

Plaintiff v. Defendant Ophthalmologist

11/28/2018

Client:

Defendant Ophthalmologist

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital and Intensivist

10/23/2018

Client:

Defendant Hospital and Intensivist

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Neurosurgeon

06/16/2017

Client:

Defendant Neurosurgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the defense

Highlights

“But I’m Not Dangerous, Judge, I Promise!”: Evaluating the Implications of Involuntary Civil Commitment Criteria and Outpatient Treatment Methods on the Elderly, 23 Elder L.J. 453 (2016)

Off the court

Personal Information/Pro bono work

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