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J. Ashwin Madia

We’re trial lawyers. Our core competency – above everything else – is trying cases to juries. And we specialize in beating giants.

J. Ashwin Madia


Ashwin Madia is a trial lawyer. He fights for justice on behalf of people going through hard times against some of the most powerful forces in the country.

Ashwin focuses on trial practice in the areas of employment law, civil rights, securities litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and catastrophic personal injuries. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Ashwin’s trial advocacy has been widely recognized.

Ashwin started practicing law by fighting tough cases on behalf of some very desperate people. As a law student at New York University School of Law, he advocated on behalf of battered women trying to find protection, unemployed workers trying to make ends meet, and immigrants seeking asylum from torture. During his summers, he worked as a litigator in complex business litigation at two of the best litigation firms in the country.

After he graduated law school, Ashwin joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served as judge advocate. There is no better training ground for a trial lawyer – he tried over one-hundred felony and misdemeanor cases. Ashwin spent most of his time defending young Marines who had made bad mistakes and were facing many years in prison. He tried a lot of contested jury trials, and he is proud of the exceptional results he got for those Marines and Sailors, including one of the first successful defenses of a Marine who was discriminated against based on sexual orientation.

In 2005, Ashwin deployed to Iraq and worked with the State Department, Justice Department, United Nations, European Union, and Iraqi judges and attorneys to help establish the rule of law in Iraq. He served as a prosecutor when he got back from deployment in 2006 and obtained even more trial experience.

After running for Congress in 2008, Ashwin founded the Madia Law firm because he believes in the rights of individuals to have a tough advocate in their corner against powerful interests. Since then, he has been humbled and honored to represent some of the most decent people he’s ever met, and to have won fights on behalf of people who have suffered disability discriminationracial discriminationretaliationsexual orientation discrimination, sexual harassment, age discrimination, and excessive force.


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