Mr. Ash is a 1995 graduate of Rutgers School of Law and a founding member of Robertson & Ash, LLC. Prior to founding the firm, he was the owner of Christopher C. Ash, Attorney at Law PC in Boulder, Colorado. Before moving to Colorado, he was a senior associate for a number of years with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a large New York City firm, where he focused his practice on sophisticated reinsurance and civil litigation matters.
Mr. Ash has tried numerous reinsurance arbitrations, examining and cross-examining scores of witnesses. He has taken and defended over a hundred depositions, both in the reinsurance context and in other civil litigation and personal injury cases. He has worked with numerous expert witnesses to prepare them for reports, depositions, and testimony. He has worked closely with many General Counsel and senior management teams to determine the best holistic path for litigation. He is keenly aware not only of the nuance of legal issues, but also of the business implications of legal decisions.
In 2005, Mr. Ash moved to Colorado and founded his own firm in Boulder, where he continued to practice reinsurance law as a consultant for Stroock but also returned to his roots of general commercial and civil litigation. He has represented numerous businesses, resolving disputes through negotiation and litigation. He offers businesses and individuals prospective advice, such as contract reviews and insurance coverage assessments. He also has represented individuals injured in automobile and other accidents. Early in his career, he worked for an insurance defense firm, defending personal injury actions. He also has many years of experience representing insurers in complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding the process from both sides, he is aware of the best methods to assess, settle, or try such cases.
Mr. Ash uses the breadth of his commercial experience to inform his litigation strategy and legal advice. When appropriate, he understands when and how to compromise. At other times, he is aggressively zealous in breaking down barriers that separate his clients from what is fair and just.
J.D., 1995, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law
B.S., 1992, Political Science with a Minor in Philosophy, University of Delaware
Various Federal Bars
Colorado Bar Association
ARIAS US (Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society)
Mr. Ash constantly hones his arbitration and litigation skills by participating in focused workshops on those issues. He regularly attends ARIAS US seminars to keep up to date on legal and industry developments in the reinsurance arbitration field.
Mr. Ash has participated in a week-long training program focusing on jury trials at the National Advocacy Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mr. Ash is an avid outdoorsman and an ultra runner. He recently completed a 55K trail race in Moab. He also enjoys hiking and biking.