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Ashley H. VerdonMs. Verdon was born in Newport Beach, California. She graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Minor in Business. In 2010, she graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, where she earned her Juris Doctorate Degree and Certificate in Dispute Resolution.  While at Pepperdine, Ms. Verdon was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society, as well as served as a senior staff member on the Pepperdine Law Review and authored a Comment titled, International Travel with a “Digital Briefcase”: If Customs Officials Can Search a Laptop, Will the Right Against Self-Incrimination Contravene This Authority?, 37 Pepp. L. Rev. 105 (2009). She is admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.

From 2020 through 2021, Ms. Verdon was selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California “Rising Star,” for her demonstration of excellence in the practice of law, which is an honor limited to no more than 2.5 percent of California attorneys.  She focuses her practice on professional liability defense, particularly for accountants and attorneys.  Ms. Verdon excels in law and motion matters and has authored numerous successful dispositive motions resulting in significant victories for her clients.

Ms. Verdon’s Publications:

  • Employer liability expands into the wee hours, examining the potential expansion of respondeat superior liability in Purton v. Marriott International, Inc., 2013 DJDAR 10154 (July 31, 2013). Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 13, 2013

Ms. Verdon’s Speaking Engagements:

  • Torpedo-Proof Your Motion for Summary Judgment, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Annual Seminar, January 31, 2019

Practice Areas

Professional Liability
Business and Commercial Law
Personal Injury
Employment Law


University of Southern California, B.A. 2007
Pepperdine School of Law, J.D. 2010

Bar Information

State Bar of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association

Contact Info

Telephone: 310.207.7722
Facsimile: 310.207.6550
Email: averdon@cgdrlaw.com