Hart Wagner Adds Three Associates to Its Portland Office

We are excited to welcome Ryan Jennings Ashby, Mitchell Howell and William Stewart as the firm’s newest associates in the Portland office. 

Ryan Ashby’s practice focuses on the defense of legal, medical, and financial professionals, as well as insurance defense and general liability. Prior to joining Hart Wagner, Ryan worked at a national insurance provider, litigating personal injury cases as in-house counsel. He also spent four years as an insurance defense attorney at a Philadelphia-based law firm, in their Workers’ Compensation litigation department.

Mitchell Howell’s practice emphasizes commercial litigation, professional liability, legal and medical malpractice defense, as well as product liability and appellate law. Prior to joining Hart Wagner, Mitchell clerked for the Honorable Judge David F. Rees at the Multnomah County Circuit Court where he facilitated over 20 jury trials and handled hundreds of other civil and criminal matters.

Will Stewart’s practice focuses on the defense of medical professionals, businesses, insurers, drivers, and service providers in tort, products liability, contract, and general liability cases. Before joining Hart Wagner, Will worked for a large national litigation firm, a litigation boutique in Portland, and a plaintiff’s firm. His litigation experience has ranged from large financial class actions to construction defect cases to catastrophic vehicle accidents, premises liability, and general liability.