Ashley Bane is senior counsel in WSHB's New Orleans office. She has experience in a broad range of practice areas, including transportation, products liability, premises liability, construction, contract disputes, and maritime law.

Ashley has experience defending manufacturers, shipowners, charterers, and other corporations in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings, including multi-million dollar personal injury and wrongful death claims. She also has experience in casualty response, including witness interviews, advising clients on-scene, and interfacing with investigating agencies.

In 2022, Ashley was named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for her work in civil litigation in New Orleans, LA. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and three sons.


  • Achieved a dismissal of all claims against a transportation client in a personal injury suit filed in federal court alleging millions in damages, successfully arguing that the claims were time barred
  • Obtained a defense judgment following a federal court bench trial in a suit against a commercial ship management company alleging millions in damages for tortious interference with a maritime contract
  • Obtained a defense award in a maritime personal injury arbitration proceeding brought by a crew member against a shipowner



  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., 2014, cum laude)
  • Tulane University, Newcomb College (B.A., 2003)

Licensed to Practice in

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas



  • Co-author: Supreme Court Precludes Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claims, International Law Office Shipping & Transport Newsletter (July 3, 2019)
  • Uber-Complex: Regulating Ride-Hail Services, International Law Office Shipping & Transport Newsletter (July 26, 2017)
  • Co-author: Court Denies Maritime Lien to Fuel Supplier Following OW Bunker Collapse, International Law Office Shipping & Transport Newsletter (April 6, 2016)
  • Pirates Without Treasure: The Fourth Circuit Declares That Robbery Is Not an Essential Element of General Piracy, 37 TUL. MAR. L.J. 615 (2013)



  • American Bar Association

Honors & Recognitions

  • Named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for Civil Litigation (2022)
  • Selected as a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Commercial Litigation & Transportation Law in New Orleans, LA (2021-2023)

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