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Rocio Ashby

Rocio Ashby is an associate with McKasson & Klein. Her experience includes a broad range of litigation and business matters. Rocio’s practice focuses on civil litigation representing domestic and foreign clients in contract, intellectual property and maritime disputes. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999.

Rocio is fluent in Spanish. She was born in Central America and moved to the United States in the late 1980s. She earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Pitzer College, and graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in 1999. While in law school, Rocio served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert W. Alberts in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District, and was a conciliator at the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution.

She has been affiliated with the firm since 2001. After scaling back her practice for a few years to raise her son, Rocio reintegrated into law practice in 2011.

Rocio enjoys travel, reading, and spending time in the outdoors. She is active in her son’s school and volunteers her time as a member of the PTA and as a committee chair for its annual book fair. She served for four years on the board of directors of Helping Honduras Kids, a U.S. nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of underprivileged children in Honduras.

Reported Decisions:

Trans-Tec Asia v. M/V HARMONY CONTAINER | 437 F. Supp. 2d 1124 – Dist. Court, CD California 2006
Rocio Ashby successfully obtained a summary judgment for the container ship MV Harmony and her cargo in an admiralty case involving a dispute over unpaid fuel. In this case, the defendant was granted summary judgment on the strength of the motion’s claim to uphold Malaysian in light of United States law not supporting a maritime lien according to the facts presented.

Rocio Ashby

Rocio Ashby

Practice Areas:

Business Law
Intellectual Property (IP) Law
Employment and Labor Law
Admiralty / Maritime Law
Real Estate Law


Loyola Marymount University Law School, Los Angeles: Law ((JD – Juris Doctor 1999)
Pitzer College, Claremont: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Latin American Studies