Ashly E. Scheufele

Partner

Ms. Scheufele’s practice focuses on complex business litigation. She has represented clients in cases involving technology supply and licensing agreements, multi-million dollar construction projects, alleged product defects, executive employment disputes, and fraud claims related to financial investments. Ms. Scheufele also has extensive experience in international arbitration, representing foreign companies in multi-million dollar commercial disputes. Ms. Scheufele appears regularly in the Massachusetts state and federal courts as well as international and domestic arbitration proceedings.

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Education And Distinctions

  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Boston College, B.A., Cum Laude

More About Ashly E. Scheufele

In addition to being an advocate, Ms. Scheufele is a trained mediator and case conciliator. She has mediated dozens of cases, including those involving insurance coverage, construction projects, commercial supply agreements, and loan disputes. Using a facilitative mediation style, Ms. Scheufele assists parties in identifying new solutions and moving beyond stalemate.

Ms. Scheufele is an active member of the American Bar Association’s section of Dispute Resolution. Within the section, she is a Work Group Chair for the subcommittee tasked with authoring arbitration rules for use in an ad hoc arbitrations and an Advisory Reviewer for the Book Publication Board.

Ms. Scheufele writes frequently on topics related to alternative dispute resolution and offers pro bono mediation services in area community courts.

Cases of Note

  • Represented South African technology company in three-week international arbitration hearing involving contract and tort claims.
  • Represented Chinese technology company in two-week international arbitration liability hearing involving complex contract-based claims.
  • Defended general contractor against construction defect claims in two-week arbitration where alleged damages totaled more than $1.6 million.
  • Represented employee asserting claims against former employer for value of minority shares held in closely held corporation.
  • Represented corporation in action by former executive; case involved complex business valuation issues.

Teaching and Publications

  • Adjunct Instructor, Suffolk University, Ethics & Legal Practice Skills
  • Ashly E. Scheufele and R. Tunney, "Reconciling the Limits of Agency Law and the Reach of the Federal Arbitration Act: Analyzing the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Kindred Nursing Centers Limited Partnership v. Clark on Massachusetts Estate Planning and Arbitration Practitioners," Mass. L. Rev. Vol. 99, No. 4 (August 2018)
  • Ashly E. Scheufele, "SJC Holds that Parties May Not Expand the Statutory Scope of Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards," Mass. L. Rev. Vol. 99, No. 1 (November 2017)

Professional Activities and Associations

  • Advisory Reviewer, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Book Publication Board
  • Work Group Chair, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Arbitration Rules Subcommittee
  • Pro bono mediator and training coach, Metropolitan Mediation Services
  • Pro bono conciliator, Brockton District Court
  • Pro bono attorney, Kids In Need of Defense
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Admitted to Massachusetts state bar, United States District Court for the District of Massachuestts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Testimonials

  • "Ashly Scheufele is not only an extremely dedicated and hardworking individual, but is also down to earth. She was a pleasure to work with, and her thorough preparation and genuine passion for our case ensured us a victory. We felt at ease through the entire process having Ashly Scheufele on our side. Highly recommended!"
  • "We unreservedly recommend the services of Fitch Law Partners LLP, and especially Ashly Scheufele...She is diligent, shows great grasp of detail, an ability to pinpoint and address the key issues and was strong in the proceedings."
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News & World Report | 2018
  • Preeminent AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability