Welcome to Ashman Law Offices, LLC

A spinoff from two of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms, Ashman Law Offices, LLC (ALO) is a business law and litigation boutique that can trace its roots to humble beginnings almost 60 years ago when the late United States Magistrate Judge Martin C. Ashman first opened his law practice. Today, ALO has offices in Chicago, Lincolnshire, and New York, and still embodies the fierce entrepreneurial spirit of its founding – a spirit its clientele shares.

Rare among law firms, ALO offers clients flat-fee representation, even in business litigation. By eliminating the risk that spiked legal fees will affect litigation strategy, ALO is free to litigate the case as it should be – to win. Clients, meanwhile, are able to control costs, cap litigation expenses, and budget for the future.

“Working with clients on a flat-fee basis for business litigation has changed the attorney-client dynamic,” notes Kenneth J. Ashman, the firm’s managing attorney. “Rather than clients devoting time each month scrutinizing invoices, they are now free to work collaboratively with us without the pall of worrying about every passing billable minute.”

A frequent speaker and author, with a semi-regular column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Mr. Ashman is a recognized leader in the legal community, and holds several top accolades, including top-rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ as AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, a testament to the firm’s capabilities, as well as top recognition by and  In addition, Mr. Ashman is Chair of the Litigation Committee of a division of the American Bar Association, and the Chair Ex Officio of the Business & Securities Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, and serves as president of a not-for-profit focused on bringing jobs and education to the difficult-to-employ.

ALO concentrates its practice in business litigation, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights), corporate transactions, and class actions.  ALO’s clients include federal judges, entrepreneurs, and established businesses in dozens of industries.  From the most complex multi-jurisdictional federal securities class actions or shareholder derivative suits to simple breach of contract matters, Ashman Law Offices, LLC stands poised to achieve the results that its clients deserve and demand.