Michael D. Ashton

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Michael D. Ashton



New York

Tel (212) 643-0200

Fax (212) 643-0222


Michael D. Ashton is an associate in the Midtown Manhattan and Jersey City offices of Rawle & Henderson LLP. After attending law school, he went into solo practice. He started out largely handling collection and transactional matters, and quickly found a niche representing medical professionals throughout New York City. In addition to medical professional liability, Michael has extensive negotiation experience in the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets, the organization of professional entities and the arrangement of partnerships and joint ventures. He also has litigation experience in actions to collect payment, contract and partnership disputes and causes of action for business torts in the Small Claims, City Civil and Supreme Courts of New York and New Jersey. In addition to practicing law, Michael has also consulted businesses of all sizes. He served as general counsel to a network of dental offices, and as an advisor to multiple start-ups.

Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2015. While attending law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Alexander Wright, Jr., in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable John A. Young, Jr., J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson Vicinage–Criminal Division.

He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Alabama in 2011.

Michael is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Rawle & Henderson LLP, Michael was a solo practitioner in the areas of commercial transactions and litigation and was Of Counsel to a New York City-based firm focusing on medical and dental liability.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey


University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., 2015
University of Alabama, B.A., Political Science, 2011

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Association