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Eugene Ashley

Eugene Ashley

Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, Inc., California, Silicon Valley, San Jose

Website Phone: 408-947-2452

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California, Silicon Valley, San Jose office

55 South Market, Suite 900,
San Jose,
CA 95113-2396


Eugene (Geno) Ashley is a member of our Business Litigation, Real Estate and Construction groups. Geno has built his career counseling and advocating on behalf of his business clients in significant matters. A veteran trial lawyer, Geno’s experience ranges from “bet the company” lawsuits with multi-million-dollar outcomes, to prosecuting and defending actions arising out of contracts and business torts, unfair business practices and trade secrets claims, and construction and real estate disputes.

Geno represents public and privately held corporations, businesses and individuals with intellectual property litigation and counseling, as well as general business and real estate litigation such as mechanic’s liens. He has extensive experience in all facets of litigation, including trial. Geno has chaired numerous bench and jury trials, in addition to helping to guide clients through arbitration and settlements:

In 2009, Geno tried a jury trial representing a plaintiff in a breach of contract lawsuit against the local division of a Chinese manufacturer of industrial materials. Geno’s client was awarded everything they asked for by the jury, including a multi-million-dollar verdict.
Geno helped win a multi-million-dollar bench trial verdict for a homeowner in San Francisco County.
Geno won three trials representing a business owner going through a contentious divorce. The trials focused on control, operation, and management of the owner’s businesses.
Successfully arbitrated a million-dollar mechanic’s lien and breach of contract action for a Bay Area client, large multi-unit residential development.

Languages Spoken

  1. English


  1. Alternative dispute resolution
  2. Business affairs
  3. Civil litigation
  4. Commercial Litigation
  5. Commercial law
  6. Commercial property
  7. Company law
  8. Competition law
  9. Construction Law
  10. Construction and civil engineering
  11. Contract law
  12. Corporate commercial
  13. Corporate/Business Law
  14. Employment law
  15. Family law
  16. Intellectual property law
  17. Labor and Employment Law
  18. Land Use Development and Regulatory Law
  19. Landlord and Tenant - residential
  20. Licensing
  21. Mediation - civil and commercial
  22. Product Liability
  23. Professional negligence
  24. Reinsurance Law