John Ashton’s 40-plus years of experience in a multitude of settings around the U.S. has resulted in successful outcomes in such diverse areas as products liability, trade secrets and intellectual property litigation as well as complex commercial real estate and contractual litigation.
John has over 40 reported cases covering a spectrum of matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. These matters cover a breadth of clients from large Fortune 100 corporations to individuals with problems based in their own neighborhood.
He has handled numerous intellectual property lawsuits for both plaintiffs and defendants involving patent infringement, trademark violations and other trade secret disputes.
He has handled class action litigation and successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation with jury trials lasting for many months.
John has been trial counsel in major mine disasters, patent and trademark infringement litigation, products liability claims, class actions and has represented clients throughout the U.S. in litigation in such diverse locations as Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, California and Utah.
John is currently the Chairman of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, having been appointed by the Utah Supreme Court, and has been involved in the process of evaluating the performance of the state’s judges for more than 25 years.
He received his BA from Stanford University and his JD from the University of Utah, where he served on the Utah Law Review.