SOUTH CAROLINA LAW FIRM

Serving Beaufort, Bluffton & Hilton Head

About Attorney J. Ashley Twombley

J. Ashley Twombley is an experienced litigator with the ability and energy to tackle the most complex cases, and deliver results.  He practices in the areas of serious personal injury litigation, estate and probate litigation, and complex business litigation. Mr. Twombley's clients include plaintiffs and defendants, as well as individuals and corporations. JATwombleyMr. Twombley attended law school at the University of South Carolina where he served as the Managing Editor of the South Carolina Law Review.  He then clerked for the Honorable Margaret B. Seymour in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Following his clerkship, Mr. Twombley joined the Atlanta office of King & Spalding. King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents half of the Fortune Global 100 with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. While at King & Spalding, Mr. Twombley represented companies in high exposure product liability, toxic tort, and catastrophic personal injury cases in Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Ohio, Kentucky and California.

After his time with King & Spalding, Mr. Twombley moved to Beaufort, South Carolina to open Twenge + Twombley Law Firm. Mr. Twombley represents a variety of litigants across the Southeast and has tried cases in state and federal courts as well as represented clients before the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court and the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Mr. Twombley has also represented clients in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.

Awards and accomplishments

At the age of 36, Mr. Twombley received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest rating a lawyer can receive and signifies excellence in legal ability and ethics. In 2013, Mr. Twombley was selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. He received the Avvo Clients' Choice Award for 2014, which is given to attorneys with five or more client reviews of 4 stars or above. In April 2014, Mr. Twombley was recognized as a Top Lawyer by Hilton Head Monthly Magazine. In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Twombley was named as a South Carolina Super Lawyer by Reuters.

Mr. Twombley is certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum consists of members who have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more was obtained. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to members who have obtained a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of two million dollars or more.

Mr. Twombley also has an active pro bono practice, regularly representing clients with civil rights claims related to mistreatment in prison as well as various other matters. In addition to his busy practice, Mr. Twombley is also a committed community volunteer. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, an independent, statewide, non-profit corporation that protects and advances the legal rights of people with disabilities. Mr. Twombley served as the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Lowcountry, and President of the Distant Island Community Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Estate and Probate Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Power of Attorney Abuse Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Guardian and Conservator Litigation
  • Trust Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude - 2003
    • Honors: Captain: SCTLA Trial Team
    • Honors: Member: Wig and Robe, Order of the Coif
    • Honors: CALI Award in Contracts
    • Law Review: South Carolina Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
    • B.A. cum laude - 2000

Classes/Seminars

  • Law School for Non-Lawyers, South Carolina Bar Association, 2006 – 2007
  • End Distracted Driving, EndDD.org, 2013, 2017
  • Trusts From A to Z, National Business Institute, 2017
  • "I Object!" – Common Evidentiary Issues at Trial, South Carolina Association of Probate Judges, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014 Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014 Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyer's Rising Star List
  • 2013 Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011 Outstanding Lowcountry Young Professional Award Nominee
  • 2009, 2008 - Equality Ally - Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities
  • 2004, 2005 and 2006 King & Spalding Pro Bono Service Award Recipient

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Member, Resolution of Fee Disputes Board
  • United Way of the Lowcountry, Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Distant Island Homeowners Association, President, Board of Directors
  • Immediate past Chair, Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Immediate past Chair, Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice, Member, January 1, 2006 - Present
  • Beaufort County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • King & Spalding, Associate, 2004 - 2006
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Summer Associate, 2001 - 2002
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (The Honorable Margaret B. Seymour), Judicial Law Clerk, 2003 - 2004