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Ashley C. Quackenbush

Grand Rapids

Kristi Gaskin



Ashley Quackenbush is an attorney in Smith Haughey's Grand Rapids office, focusing on medical malpractice defense litigation. Ashley represents hospitals, nurses and other healthcare providers throughout the state in all stages of litigation.

Prior to joining Smith Haughey, Ashley had substantial experience as a medical malpractice defense attorney in the Detroit, Michigan area. She spearheaded litigation strategies for high-exposure cases and obtained dismissal of multiple claims. In addition, Ashley has spoken at numerous medical legal seminars regarding topics in medical malpractice litigation and hospital risk management.

Ashley earned her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. During her time there, she was on Moot Court, wherein she won the Best Brief Award. She also founded the Health Law Association. While at Wayne State, she served as a law clerk for the University of Michigan Health System Legal Office and a research assistant focusing on health law issues. Ashley earned her B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Crime and Justice from the University of Michigan. There she graduated with University Honors and was a James B. Angell Scholar.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends. When she is not soaking up the beautiful outdoors, she enjoys a good book.



Previous Experience

Associate Attorney, Sullivan, Ward, Asher, & Patton, P.C.

Law Clerk, Sullivan, Ward, Asher, & Patton, P.C.

Law Clerk, University of Michigan Health System Legal Office


  • State Bar of Michigan – Health Care Law Section
  • American Public Health Association (APHA) Policy Committee and Healthcare Policy Workgroup
  • Member, Young Leaders Society


  • Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 2012)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 2009)


  • Michigan State Bar (2013)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2013)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan (2014)


  • Selected as an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2020

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