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JAMES P. ASHLEY 12771 Gerard Drive Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346 (952) 240-3482 ja15abd84@westpost.

net EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE A legal position outside of trial practice whereby I can use my substantial lega l skills to advise, counsel and direct the successful resolution of legal issu es and problems. Maintain the highest degree of ethical conduct in the course of business, community and personal pursuits. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY American Family Insurance Company, Eden Prairie, Minnesota: June 2004 to nt Senior Trial Attorney Insurance defense attorney with approximately 150 active cases; half personally handled and half supervising outside counsel Primary focus on defense of automobile accident, slip and fall and dog bite case s Secondary focus on insurance coverage matters, construction litigation and compl ex tort litigation Allstate Insurance Company, Edina, Minnesota: March 1999 to June 2004 Senior Trial Attorney Insurance defense attorney with over 100 active cases all handled personally Primary focus on defense of automobile accident, slip and fall and dog bite case s Secondary focus on mentoring and professional development of recently hired staf f attorneys In-service education to regional claim office Prese

Chadwick & Associates, Chanhassen, Minnesota: June 1996 to March 1999 Attorney and Shareholder General civil litigation Primary focus on insurance coverage litigation Secondary focus on defense of automobile accidents, construction litigation, dra m shop cases, and product liability Client promotional activities Presented legal education seminars for insurance clients Chadwick, Johnson & Condon, Minneapolis, Minnesota: August 1991 to June Associate Attorney General civil litigation Primary focus on defense of automobile accidents, construction litigation, dram shop cases, insurance coverage litigation, product liability, and slip and fall 1996

accidents Secondary focus on defense of employment-related litigation, real estate cases a nd professional malpractice litigation Client promotional and educational activities Hansen, McClintock & Riley, Des Moines, Iowa: May 1989 to May 1991 Law Clerk Legal research, writing memos, briefs, petitions, and other legal documents Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, Ft. Wayne, Indiana: April 1980 to 988 Casualty Claim Manager Supervised home office personnel, field adjusters, and outside counsel Directed casualty claims in 19 states, involving general and professional liabil ity, auto, and workers compensation Negotiated settlements, attended pretrial conferences and trials Made presentations for agent training Wrote sections of company claim manual Wausau Insurance Company, River Forest, Illinois: September 1976 to April 0 Claim Supervisor Handled long-term, serious injury claims Supervised claim representatives investigations Consulted and directed house counsel Negotiated settlements Presented at regional meetings TRIAL AND ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE Approximately 60 first chair jury trials Several appearances before the Minnesota Court of Appeals Serve as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association Appeared in numerous arbitrations and mediations on behalf of clients EDUCATION Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa J.D., 1991 Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois B.S., Business Administration, 1975 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Minnesota State Bar Association Hennepin County Bar Association Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Defense Research Institute REFERENCES Available on request 198 May 1