Ryan Ashby

Ryan Ashby’s practice focuses on the defense of legal, medical, and financial professionals, as well as insurance defense and general liability. He is admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington, and Pennsylvania.

Ryan started his career working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Department of Labor and Industry in 2011. He went on to spend four years as an insurance defense attorney at the Philadelphia-based defense firm of Post & Schell, in their Workers’ Compensation litigation department.

After practicing in Pennsylvania for over five years, Ryan moved to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to family and friends. Prior to joining Hart Wagner in 2018, he worked at a national insurance provider, litigating personal injury cases as in-house counsel.

Ryan earned his J.D. from Widener Commonwealth School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 2010. While attending law school he worked for a local county District Attorney’s office, and provided over 150 hours of pro-bono services. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 2006.

When outside the office, Ryan spends his time discovering the west coast, watching sports, embedding himself in all varieties of nerd & movie culture, and investigating local eateries and breweries.


Widener Commonwealth School of Law
J.D., 2010

Pennsylvania State University – University Park
B.A., Telecommunications, 2006


Hart Wagner LLP
Associate Attorney, 2018 – present

GEICO Portland
Staff Counsel, 2017 – 2018

The Carlson Law Group
Associate Attorney, June 2017 – September 2017

Post & Schell, PC
Associate Attorney, 2012 – 2016

Admitted To Practice

Oregon State Courts

Washington State Courts

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Courts

U.S. District Court: Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities and Associations

Oregon State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Washington State Bar