Ava Claypool

She | Her | Hers

Associate

Los Angeles
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Overview

Ava Claypool focuses her developing practice on complex civil disputes, including mass tort, asbestos and product liability litigation.  She has experience in drafting initial pleadings, engaging in discovery practice, preparing and appearing for depositions, drafting and conducting cross-examinations and developing settlement recommendations. A creative thinker, Ava carefully analyzes the opportunities and vulnerabilities of every case and develops strategies accordingly.

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  • Represented clients in complex civil disputes, including mass tort, asbestos and product liability litigation.
  • Federal and state litigation experience in all phases of proceedings, from drafting initial pleadings and managing comprehensive pre-trial fact discovery through mediation and settlement.
  • Engaged in discovery practice for multimillion-dollar mass tort cases, including preparing and drafting discovery requests, joint statements, deposition outlines and motions to compel.
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Experience

  • Represented clients in complex civil disputes, including mass tort, asbestos and product liability litigation.
  • Federal and state litigation experience in all phases of proceedings, from drafting initial pleadings and managing comprehensive pre-trial fact discovery through mediation and settlement.
  • Engaged in discovery practice for multimillion-dollar mass tort cases, including preparing and drafting discovery requests, joint statements, deposition outlines and motions to compel.
  • Prepared and appeared for depositions and case conferences, drafted and conducted cross-examinations, developed settlement recommendations and drafted releases. Evaluated settlement patterns and case trends for the industry.
  • Conducted legal research and analysis on complex legal and procedural issues, drafting memorandum, motions and other pleadings based on findings. Analyzed case strengths and vulnerabilities and strategized accordingly. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • Chicktime, a movement empowering women to stop the cycle of child abuse by going into children’s homes/shelters and showing the children love: Co-leader

Pro Bono

  • Pro bono work relating to compassionate release and immigration matters.

Prior Positions

  • Special Master Daniel Horner, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters: Judicial Law Clerk (2019 to 2020)
  • The Honorable Barry Williams, Circuit Court for Baltimore City: Judicial Law Clerk (2018 to 2019)

Admissions

  • California

Education

  • J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2018; Maryland Journal of International Law, Senior Editor; Black Law Students Association
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015

Languages

  • Spanish