Anthony P. Ashton

Keating, Edwin L. III Anthony P. Ashton

Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.
SunTrust Bank Building
Suite 2100
120 E. Baltimore St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: (410) 230-3802
Fax: (410) 230-3801


Anthony P. Ashton is a civil litigator, whose practice involves representation of individuals and corporations in lawsuits involving, contract disputes, real estate disputes, torts, class actions, consumer protection statutes, shareholders’ rights and fiduciary duties of officers and directors.  He also represents and advises educational and religious institutions and their Boards.    

Representative matters include:

  • Successfully represented largest global ride-sharing company in proceedings before the Maryland Public Service Commission related to criminal background checks of drivers.
  • Represents developers, landlords, and tenants in real estate and leasing disputes.
  • Represented a religious institution in various lawsuits.  Won cases in Prince Georges County, Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.  Issues involve corporate governance of a non-profit corporation and constitutional issues, including First Amendment rights.
  • Represented minority-owned contractors in compliance and eligibility matters related to the Maryland Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Drafted amicus briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of NAACP in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin and Fisher II.
  • Representation of national restaurant franchiser in trial in Connecticut involving allegations of breach of contract and fraud.  Motion for judgment at conclusion of plaintiff’s case granted.
  • Representation of individuals and developers/financiers in real estate disputes, including those involving multi-million dollar development projects.
  • Representation of national accounting firm in appeal in New York state court.  Won unanimous decision that is the first instance in which a New York appellate court found that an arbitration panel, acting pursuant to AAA Rules, may dispense with a hearing and grant summary judgment.
  • Representation of a large defense contractor in a five-week trial against a maritime insurer in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  Obtained a multimillion-dollar jury verdict.
  • Representation of a commercial bank in defense of a putative consumer class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland concerning alleged violations of secondary mortgage loan laws.  Motion to dismiss was granted, and affirmed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD
J.D., May 1997, with Honors
University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
M.A. Counseling, August 1989  
Howard University, Washington, DC
B.A. Political Science, Special Education minor, May 1986

Bar Adminssions:
Maryland, Virginia, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Second Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Ninth Circuit