KATRINA R. ASHLEY

Prior to joining HMG, Katrina practiced for nearly 15 years in the areas of mass tort and class action litigation. She practiced primarily in the areas of product liability and mass tort litigation defense.

Katrina has also defended manufacturers, engineers and hospitals in wrongful death, product defect and personal injury actions, professionals in professional malpractice actions, and insurers in coverage and bad faith actions. In these and her MDL cases, Katrina obtained many dozens of motion-based dismissals, providing unique insight into challenges facing injured consumers. Katrina has also litigated numerous trust and will contest actions, resulting in more than $17,000,000 in distributions to individuals and non-profit organizations in accordance with wishes of the deceased.

While in law school, Katrina received more than two dozen academic honors and awards. Notably, she was a three-time recipient of both the Rebecca Bloom Bettman and John G. Carlisle Memorial Award and the Chase Excellence Scholarship, based on her rank as first in her law school class. Katrina served as the Research Editor for the Northern Kentucky Law Review, where she was named Editor of the Year.

As part of her commitment to service during law school, Katrina provided volunteer income tax assistance to low-income families, founded Parents as Law Students (“PALS,” a mentoring program for law students with children) and completed a fellowship with The Children’s Law Center in Northern Kentucky where she represented children in the Kentucky court system with respect to custody, abuse, neglect, educational rights and delinquency issues.

Prior to law school, Katrina earned a Bachelor of Social Work and subsequently worked with various agencies serving women, children, senior citizens and the impoverished. Katrina is also a first-generation college student with roots in Appalachian Kentucky. To Katrina, joining HMG feels like “coming home” – putting her life experiences and legal skills in service of individual justice.

MR. BARRIENTOS’ high-profile CASES include:

Case 1 of 4

Co-led the defense team for Skechers in the Skechers Toning Shoe Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2308 (Western District of Kentucky), where she was responsible for all aspects of the litigation, including development of MDL structure and procedures, individual case development, aggregate case valuation, preparing cases for trial on an accelerated docket, negotiating the settlement of more than 3400 claims, and drafting a successful, complex opt-in settlement program.

Case 2 of 4

In re Denture Cream Products Liability Litigation

Case 3 of 4

In re Prempro Products Liability Litigation, MDL

Case 4 of 4

In re Phenylpropanolamine Products Liability Litigation, MDL

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