Asra A. Chatham focuses her practice on mass tort, complex commercial litigation and product liability defense. She represents clients in the healthcare, chemical and manufacturing industries in commercial disputes, product liability matters and class actions.
While in law school, Asra served as an articles and comments editor for the Miami Law Review and as a member of the Moot Court Board. She was a winner of the C. Clyde Atkins Moot Court Competition and also won the award for best brief. Asra served as a teaching assistant for torts and legal writing, and received book awards in torts, property and cultural property.
Asra maintains an active pro bono practice. She worked with a team of nationally recognized pro bono organizations and law firms to obtain a benchmark settlement for victims of one of the largest human trafficking schemes in recent US history, obtained a jury award on behalf of a victim of elder abuse, and actively represents children and youth in Florida’s foster care system.
- Serves as counsel for Monsanto in polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) food chain litigation
- Defended a putative class action seeking to block a healthcare client’s reorganization as a mutual insurance holding company and force a transfer of $1.6 billion to policyholders
- Defeated a class certification of putative class of healthcare providers that alleged a managed care client violated Florida’s prompt pay statutes and prevailed against named plaintiff on summary judgment
- Represents managed care entities, healthcare practice groups and physicians in connection with shareholder and contractual disputes, non-compete agreements and regulatory issues
- Secured habeas relief for foster child improperly placed in locked residential facility
- Obtained significant refund of foster child’s government benefit payments following audit of child’s master trust account
- Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” in Commercial Litigation, 2021 to 2023
- Lawyers for Children America, John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award, 2016
- Lawyers for Children America, pro bono legal counsel
- American Bar Association, Environment, Energy & Resources Section