Ashlyn M. Capote

Ashlyn M. Capote
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Ashlyn M. Capote

In her spare time, Ashlyn enjoys exploring Western New York and traveling with her husband Rich. One trip at a time, they are in the midst of traveling to all 50 states.



Ms. Capote joined Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak in 2015 as an associate focusing her practice on insurance coverage. A Michigan native, she focused her practice on bodily injury defense litigation prior to joining KSLN. While in law school, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Detroit Mercy Law Review.



  • B.A., Political Science and History, magna cum laude, Aquinas College
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law



  • Coauthor, The Insurance Coverage Aftermath of Mass Shooting Events, In-House Defense Quarterly, Defense Research Institute, Fall of 2016
  • Author, Materially Impairs: New York’s Prejudice Standard in Late Notice Cases, The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, June 2016
  • Author, Keeping Bad Evidence Out: Dismissing Direct Liability Claims Against the Employer, The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, February 2015
  • Coauthor, Protecting the Motor Carrier against the Threat of Punitive Damages: An Updated Case Review, Defense Counsel Journal, International Association of Defense Counsel, January 2015
  • Coauthor, The “Emergency Doctrine”: Does Inclement Weather Create an “Emergency” in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases?, In Transit, Defense Research Institute, October 2014
  • Coauthor, Plaintiff’s Failure to Buckle Up: Is the “Seat Belt Defense” Admissible?, Trials & Tribulations, Defense Research Institute, September 2014
  • Author, Strapping the Ladder to the Wall: Avoiding Liability under New York’s Scaffold Law, The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, August 2014
  • Author, Clearing the Regulatory Hurdles and Promoting Offshore Wind Development in Michigan, 89 Det. Mercy. L. Rev. 223 (2012)



  • Lawyers for Learning Board of Directors
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Erie County Bar Association Young Lawyers Executive Committee
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • SSG William R. Wilson Memorial Foundation



  • New York State
  • Western District of New York
  • Michigan State Bar