Ashley Eldridge

Counsel

Recent Publication:

What Is Reasonable Care for Maintaining Heat in an Unoccupied Home? [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

The New York Supreme Court recently weighed in on what constitutes “reasonable care” to maintain heat in the context of a first-party insurance policy exclusion requiring such reasonable care. In Michael Zimmerman v. Leatherstocking Cooperative Insurance Company, CV-23-0362, 2024 NY Slip Op 02113...

Ashley concentrates her practice on insurance coverage disputes and litigation. She has extensive experience defending employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators for a broad range of first-party and third-party insurance disputes.

Prior to joining Cozen O'Connor, Ashley was a partner at a Philadelphia-based Am Law 200 firm, where she represented Fortune 500 companies, public entities, financial institutions, and nonprofit organizations in high exposure, complex workers' compensation matters. She has also lectured for numerous insurance organizations and authored multiple publications on developing trends in the insurance industry. Most recently, Ashley worked as in-house counsel with a global insurance company, where she handled employment practices and directors and officers liability claims from inception to disposition. 

Ashley earned her B.A. in history and pre-law, summa cum laude, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her J.D., with honors, from Widener University School of Law. While at Widener, Ashley was a member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy and Moot Court Honor Societies. Ashley also studied abroad at the Université de Lausanne and served as a legal research intern with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Publications

What Is Reasonable Care for Maintaining Heat in an Unoccupied Home? [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

May 21, 2024

The New York Supreme Court recently weighed in on what constitutes “reasonable care” to maintain heat in the context of a first-party insurance policy exclusion requiring such reasonable care. In Michael Zimmerman v. Leatherstocking Cooperative Insurance Company, CV-23-0362, 2024 NY Slip Op 02113...

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Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2012
  • Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 2009

Awards & Honors

Golden Gavel Award, Westfield Insurance, 2019

Super Lawyers, Pennsylvania, Rising Star, 2020-2022

Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, 2022

 

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

American Bar Association: Tort, Trial, & Insurance Practice Section

Philadelphia Bar Association: Large Firm Associates Committe and Workers' Compensation Section

Workers' Compensation and Employment Inns of Court

Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Counsel