Frank A. Ashton, Esq. Appointed To the Florida Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission for the Workers’ Compensation Judiciary
Tallahassee, Florida: Frank A. Ashton was selected by the State of Florida to serve on the Commission that reviews and recommends candidates seeking to serve as Judges for Workers’ Compensation Claims. Mr. Ashton who is a senior partner with the Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, law firm of Hardesty, Tyde, Green, Ashton & Clifton, P.A. focuses his work on Medical Malpractice claims and Serious Personal Injury Cases. Mr. Ashton possesses vast trial experience to include numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements in civil cases as well as successfully prosecuting numerous felony criminal cases to include first degree murder while serving as a Felony Division Chief with the State Attorney’s office.
Frank Ashton’s academic record is equally impressive, having graduated from the University of Florida Law School in 1986 with high honors and serving as an editor of Florida’s Law Review. Mr. Ashton’s life experiences also include a career in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer both on active duty and in the reserves, wherein he honorably served over 20 years and retired as a Commander (05).
Upon learning of his selection as a commissioner, Mr. Ashton stated: “ I am honored to be selected from a group of applicants that possessed outstanding credentials and experience. The mission of this commission is to nominate and re-nominate judges that possess the highest ethical standards and above all will apply the law fairly. The working citizens of Florida deserve nothing less. My job will be to do that to the best of my ability, and I assume this responsibility without reservation.” Mr. Ashton’s four-year term begins with the April 18, 2011, commission meeting in Orlando, Florida.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)