Ashley V. Makris

Ashley V. Makris


Location: Tampa, Florida
Phone: 813-228-7000
Fax: 813-273-0091

Ashley V. Makris received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Political Science (magna cum laude) from Florida State University in 2011. She earned her Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Stetson College of Law in 2014. While attending law school, Ashley was awarded the Highest Grade Designation (Wehle Award) and was a Trial Advocacy Semi-finalist, a Florida Justice Association Mock Trial Competition Champion, and was named Best Advocate of the “Show Me Challenge” in the National Voir Dire Competition.

Prior to joining Bush Graziano Rice & Hearing, P.A., in March 2017, Ashley was associated with the Tampa law firm of Roger D. Mason II, P.A.

Ashley is a member of the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.   She has been rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.   Ashley specializes in the defense of medical malpractice and auto negligence claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto Negligence
  • Premises Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2017
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2022


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude – 2014
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. magna cum laude – 2011
    • Major: Psychology and Political Science

Published Works

  • “The Ethics of Referrals – It Pays to Play”, The Lawyer (HCBA), November, 2015
  • Sexual Assault of a Patient: Medical Malpractice or Ordinary Negligence?, The Florida Bar Health Law Section Newsletter, Vol. XVII, No. 16, 2018
  • Telemedicine Issues Associated with Behavioral Health and the Opioid Crisis, Presentation at the Master Class on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Law, September, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2018 – 2022

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2014
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member, 2014 – Present
  • Florida Justice Association, Member, 2013 – 2014
  • Pinellas County Young Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 – 2014
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2012 – 2014
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2018 – Present
  • Junior League of Tampa, 2021 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem
  • Bay Area Legal Services and Domestic Violence Volunteer


  • Kappa Kappa Gamma