Ashlie Case Sletvold

Ashlie Case Sletvold

Cleveland, Ohio

Ashlie Case Sletvold's experience includes trial advocacy and obtaining sizable settlements for multiple clients in discrimination and retaliation cases. She previously served as a trial litigator at Jones Day, one of the world's largest law firms. There, she worked on complex trials and appeals related to high-profile product and mass-tort-liability disputes, including representing Fortune 100 companies. She also represented indigent clients in pro bono criminal cases at the trial and appeals-court levels, providing aggressive representation in seeking to overturn convictions. Sletvold has been active in the firm's civil-rights, employment-discrimination-and-retaliation, and First Amendment practice.

Sletvold's experience includes enforcing public-records requests under Ohio's Public Records Act. She has a perfect record in enforcing such requests through mandamus proceedings before the Ohio Supreme Court—always obtaining documents sought by clients from Ohio governments. She has also guest lectured at Ohio universities and is sought after to teach continuing legal-education courses on the subject.

Sletvold is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where she was articles editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism and an editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Akron. 

She is admitted to practice law in Ohio, Florida, and Colorado.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil and Appellate Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • Colorado


  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    • Law Journal: Yale Journal of Law & Feminism and Yale Journal on Regulation, Articles editor and Editor
  • University of Akron, Ohio
    • B.A. summa cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Tort Reform Often Lies in the Hands of State Supreme Courts, Practice Perspectives: Product Liability & Tort Litigation, 2008

Representative Cases

  • Barcklay v. Head Mercantile Co., et al. (Cuyahoga County Case No. CV 14 829928)
  • Davila v. DeChristofaro (Trumbull County Case No. 2011 CV 372)
  • Evans v. Ohio Lottery Commission, et al. (N.D. Ohio Case No. 1:15-cv-00164)
  • Faiman v. United Air Lines, Inc. (N.D. Ohio Case No. 1:12-CV-01878)
  • Ku v. Mitchell, et al. (Cuyahoga County Case No. CV 13 815935)
  • Klingeman v. Trumbull County, et al. (N.D. Ohio Case No. 4:09-cv-00528)
  • Matheny v. City of Norton, et al. (N.D. Ohio Case No. 5:12-cv-01697)
  • Phelps v. City of Berea, et al. (N.D. Ohio Case No. 11-cv-02374)
  • State ex rel. Evans v. Ohio Lottery Commission (Ohio Supreme Court Case No. 2014-0172)
  • State ex rel. Klingeman v. City of Niles (Ohio Supreme Court Case No. 2011-0401)
  • State ex rel. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio v. Ohio Department of Health (Ohio Supreme Court Case No. 2014-2224)
  • Thomas v. Village of Woodmere (Cuyahoga Case No. CV 14 828172)
  • Negotiated resolution against international consulting company for gender discriminatory termination of top sales executive
  • Negotiated resolution against City of Midland, Texas in excessive-force matter
  • Negotiated resolution against sizable car-dealership chain for sexual abuse and harassment by supervisor
  • Negotiated resolution against northeast Ohio county for First Amendment violations stemming from wrongful termination of public employee who did not support winning judicial candidate
  • Negotiated resolution against major northeast Ohio university for retaliatory termination of employee for reporting sexual misconduct by law-school dean
  • Negotiated resolution against major northeast Ohio hospital system for wrongful termination/failure to accommodate in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Negotiated resolution against northeast Ohio village for gender discrimination against female police officer
  • State of Ohio v. Siller (Cuyahoga County Case Nos. CR-361726 and CR-391411(A)): exoneration of wrongfully convicted man who served more than a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit
  • City of Parma v. Silvis (Cuyahoga County Case No. CV-585371): successfully litigated ex post facto claims to prevent city from imposing additional punishment for past crimes
  • Trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation in various Engle-progeny cases in Fort Lauderdale, Pensacola, and Miami; represented major cigarette manufacturers in smoking-and-health litigation throughout the country including New York, California, Arizona, Illinois, and the Navajo Nation; gained extensive experience with expert-witness development and fact discovery
  • Vitolo v. Mentor H/S, Inc., (2d Cir. Case No. 06-1794-cv) (affirming summary judgment against plastic surgeon who sued breast-implant manufacturer)
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. v. Sam Pipino, et al. (Mahoning County Case No. 2005 CV 00074): represented employer in noncompete dispute against former employees