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Ashley Meredith Strittmatter

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Ashley Meredith Strittmatter advises and represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies and boards in both compliance efforts and enforcement defense related to various environmental, safety and health laws, including OSHA, hazardous waste, Superfund, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and USTs.

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Professional Biography

As a litigator, Ms. Strittmatter handles environmental, safety and health compliance litigation, Clean Water Act and Superfund litigation, toxic tort and asbestos litigation.

Ms. Strittmatter also handles real estate transactions and related matters, representing owners, developers and tenants of office buildings, shopping centers, and manufacturing facilities in all aspects of acquisition, construction, financing, sale and leasing of such properties, including environmental due diligence and securing brownfield agreements.

Ms. Strittmatter has significant experience in the areas of products liability litigation and complex commercial and class action litigation as well, serving as trial counsel in several jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts.

  • Won summary judgment for a worldwide hospitality company in two cases in federal district court in which plaintiffs alleged fraud, statutory violations, and other causes of action.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Litigation (2012 – 2021, 2024) and Environmental Law (2024)
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" in Knoxville
  • Former Recruiting Chair – Knoxville office
  • Member – Knoxville Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association (East TN Delegate for the Environmental Section); American Bar Association (Real Estate; Litigation and Environmental Sections) 
  • University of Tennessee College of Law Adjunct Professor – Trial Practice; Pre Trial Litigation (2004 – 2016) 
  • Charter Member – Young Professionals Knoxville
  • Named a Mid-South Super Lawyer (2016 – 2018)
  • Named a Mid-South Rising Star (2010 – 2014)
  • Voted a Top Attorney in Environmental Law by her peers in CityView magazine (2010, 2012)
  • Named "40 Under 40" by Greater Knoxville Business Journal (2010) 
  • Leadership Tomorrow (Sevier County)
  • Research Editor – Tennessee Law Review
  • Member – Order of the Coif
  • "The Seasons Are Changing and So Are OSHA Enforcement Regulations" (March 2024)
  • Panelist – "OSHA Updates: Are you a Primary or Secondary Target?," Employment Law Alliance (May 2021)
  • "TOSHA's New Enforcement Efforts: Legally Enforceable?," 34th Annual Tennessee TOSHA Safety & Health Congress, Nashville, Tennessee (August 2011)


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2000, summa cum laude
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1996, summa cum laude
  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to Australia, 1996 – 1997


  • Tennessee, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2001
  • United States Supreme Court (pending)

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