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Robby D. Ash | Partner

Telephone: 709-637-6435

Fax: 709-634-8247



Robby was called the bar in 2008 and become a partner at Poole Althouse in 2015. He practices as a litigator, with a heavy focus in the area of criminal defence. He has represented individuals and corporations facing serious allegations including first degree murder, high-level drug trafficking and white-collar crime. He also maintains a robust civil litigation and personal injury practice. Robby has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of court in Newfoundland and Labrador, including being appointed amicus curiae at the Court of Appeal in Newfoundland and Labrador. He is currently an adjudicator presiding over complaints filed with the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission and is a member of the Law Society’s Criminal Bar and Bench Committee.


  • William J. Browne Prize in Legal Writing, Newfoundland and Labrador Law Society, 2007
  • Valedictorian, University of New Brunswick Law School, 2007
  • John Teed Prize in Civil Procedure, University of New Brunswick Law School, 2006
  • Blake’s Scholar, 2005
  • Dean’s List, University of New Brunswick Law School, 2005-2006
  • Ranked among top 10% of UNB Law students of the same year, 2005-2006
  • Dean’s List, Faculty of Education, St. Thomas University, 2004
  • Abdul Lodhi Prize for highest standing in Criminology and Social Justice, St. Thomas University, 2003
  • Dean’s List, Faculty of Arts, St. Thomas University, 2001-2003
  • Outstanding Scholar Award, St. Thomas University, 2001
  • Most Valuable Back, St. Thomas University Varsity Rugby Team, 2001

Professional Memberships & Other

  • 2008, Admitted to Newfoundland Bar
  • Member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Referee, Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association, 1999 - Present
  • Varsity Rugby Team, St. Thomas University, 2001-2003


University of New Brunswick

Fredericton, NB 
LL.B., 2007

St. Thomas University

Fredericton, NB
B.Ed., 2004

Fredericton, NBB.A.
(Criminology), 2003

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Mosher

Telephone: 709-634-3136 Ext. 118 


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