Attorney - Ashley  Heslop


Ashley Heslop
HBS Charleston Office

P: 843-720-3473
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Ashley Heslop is Of Counsel in our Charleston office. She has been practicing in the area of professional liability defense for over 14 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. She is experienced in representing individual health providers in state licensing board matters. 
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 serves as an Elder and member of several committees at her church, Summerville Presbyterian. She also is currently serving a second term as chairperson of the School Improvement Council (SIC) at her youngest daughter's elementary school.

Practice Areas

Correctional Health Care

Ms. Heslop has defended numerous healthcare providers in the correctional setting. She has represented contract healthcare provider companies, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and dentists in both represented and pro se matters.  She has extensive experience with Section 1983 claims and has received Summary Judgment, dismissals, or favorable outcomes for her clients.


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


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


"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, yearly presentations from 2006-present

"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

"2017 SCHA Legislative Update", 2017 GSHRM Annual Conference, May 10-12, 2017

"Admission v. Discharge: A Primer on Elder Law," SCACRP Spring Workshop, May 16, 2018.


Super Lawyers Rising Stars-Medical Malpractice Defense, 2014-2017


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