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Ashley Heslop

Ashley Heslop
111 Coleman Boulevard
Suite 301
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 

Ashley Heslop is a Partner in our Charleston office. She has been practicing in the area of professional liability defense for over 17 years. Ms. Heslop enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level and helping them navigate the litigation process. She believes that a thorough investigation of a claim is the best way to serve her clients so they understand the issues and can evaluate how to move forward based on the most complete information possible.

Ms. Heslop received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her B.A. from Wofford College. Since 2014, Ms. Heslop has been named as one of Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Medical Malpractice Defense. Outside of her practice, she has served as an Elder, Sunday School teacher, and member of several committees at her church, Summerville Presbyterian. She also served three terms as chairperson of the School Improvement Council (SIC) at her youngest daughter’s elementary school.

ADMITTED

  • South Carolina Bar, 2003
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 2006

EDUCATION

  • B.A. English and Government, Wofford College, 1999
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2003

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • DRI Member, 2012-present- Medical and Health Care Liability Committee, Professional Liability Committee, Women in Law, and Diversity Committees
  • SC Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • SC Women Lawyers Association

Presentations

  • “Preparing for COVID Litigation,” South Carolina Association of Community Residential Programs Fall Conference, October 7, 2020
  • “Batten Down the Hatches: Preparing for the Wave to COVID-19 Litigation,” South Carolina Assisted Living Association’s Fall Conference, September 21, 2020
  • “Reimbursement Matters: Connecting The Dots Between Admission and Appeals,” South Carolina Health Care Association 2020 Convention, September 2, 2020
  • “Navigation of Employment Practice Liability Claims and the Interplay with Professional Liability,” ALC Legal Round Table, February 18, 2020
  • “SC Legal Update: Changes to SC Probate Code and Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements,” South Carolina Health Care Association Winter Conference, December 5, 2019
  • “Not If, But When: What to Expect in Litigation & Best Practices,” SCALA, April 3, 2019
  • “Community Residual Care Facilities: Hot Topics in Litigation,” SCACRP Fall Conference, October 2018
  • “Evolving Social Media: Pitfalls and Strategies for Providers,” ASHRM Annual Conference, October 2017
  • “2017 SCHA Legislative Update”, 2017 GSHRM Annual Conference, May 10-12, 2017
  • “Nursing Home Abuse: Is it Really Abuse”, Charleston County Bar Association,“What Works” CLE, February 2016
  • “Medical Malpractice: Not if, but when”, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Resident Rights v. Resident Safety: A New Frontier of Legal Claims”, Argentum South Carolina Annual Convention, October 3, 2016
  • “Emerging Legal Trends: Employees and Social Media in Healthcare”, SCONL/SC ASHRM/SCAHQ Joint Meeting, December 2, 2016

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars-Medical Malpractice Defense, 2014-2017
HBS is pleased to welcome Ashley Heslop as Of Counsel in the Charleston office. She has been practicing in the area of professional liability defense for 13
Practice Specific Experience

Ashley Heslop is a Partner in our Charleston office. She has been practicing in the area of professional liability defense for over 17 years. Ms. Heslop enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level and helping them navigate the litigation process. She believes that a thorough investigation of a claim is the best way to serve her clients so they understand the issues and can evaluate how to move forward based on the most complete information possible.

Ms. Heslop received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her B.A. from Wofford College. Since 2014, Ms. Heslop has been named as one of Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Medical Malpractice Defense. Outside of her practice, she has served as an Elder, Sunday School teacher, and member of several committees at her church, Summerville Presbyterian. She also served three terms as chairperson of the School Improvement Council (SIC) at her youngest daughter’s elementary school.

ADMITTED

  • South Carolina Bar, 2003
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 2006

EDUCATION

  • B.A. English and Government, Wofford College, 1999
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2003

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • DRI Member, 2012-present- Medical and Health Care Liability Committee, Professional Liability Committee, Women in Law, and Diversity Committees
  • SC Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • SC Women Lawyers Association

Presentations

  • “Preparing for COVID Litigation,” South Carolina Association of Community Residential Programs Fall Conference, October 7, 2020
  • “Batten Down the Hatches: Preparing for the Wave to COVID-19 Litigation,” South Carolina Assisted Living Association’s Fall Conference, September 21, 2020
  • “Reimbursement Matters: Connecting The Dots Between Admission and Appeals,” South Carolina Health Care Association 2020 Convention, September 2, 2020
  • “Navigation of Employment Practice Liability Claims and the Interplay with Professional Liability,” ALC Legal Round Table, February 18, 2020
  • “SC Legal Update: Changes to SC Probate Code and Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements,” South Carolina Health Care Association Winter Conference, December 5, 2019
  • “Not If, But When: What to Expect in Litigation & Best Practices,” SCALA, April 3, 2019
  • “Community Residual Care Facilities: Hot Topics in Litigation,” SCACRP Fall Conference, October 2018
  • “Evolving Social Media: Pitfalls and Strategies for Providers,” ASHRM Annual Conference, October 2017
  • “2017 SCHA Legislative Update”, 2017 GSHRM Annual Conference, May 10-12, 2017
  • “Nursing Home Abuse: Is it Really Abuse”, Charleston County Bar Association,“What Works” CLE, February 2016
  • “Medical Malpractice: Not if, but when”, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Resident Rights v. Resident Safety: A New Frontier of Legal Claims”, Argentum South Carolina Annual Convention, October 3, 2016
  • “Emerging Legal Trends: Employees and Social Media in Healthcare”, SCONL/SC ASHRM/SCAHQ Joint Meeting, December 2, 2016

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars-Medical Malpractice Defense, 2014-2017
HBS is pleased to welcome Ashley Heslop as Of Counsel in the Charleston office. She has been practicing in the area of professional liability defense for 13
Practice Specific Experience