MICHAEL R. ANSPACH
Extended Care Facility Defense
B.A. Boston College, 2012
J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) Marquette University Law School, 2018
CALI Awards in Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research I and II; Law Governing Lawyers
Michael joined Anspach Law as a law clerk beginning in the Summer of 2016 and started full-time in the Fall of 2018. The majority of Michael's work is spent on complex cases, many of which include the defense of extended-care facilities. As a result of this work, he has developed and honed his skills as a litigator, specifically by fighting for his clients in discovery, motion practice, brief writing, and arguing his client's positions in court. These skills have translated into his handling various other matters for his clients, including business transactions and startups, real estate transactions, contract disputes, and regulatory matters.
Michael currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Zepf Center, a Toledo-based non-profit that provides behavioral health and vocational services to youth and adults with severe and persistent mental illness in and around the Toledo area.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael studied philosophy and music as an undergraduate at Boston College, he then went on to obtain his law degree from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, WI. In his first year at Marquette Law, he founded The Organization for Student Wellbeing (an Organization that provided healthy alternatives for dealing with the stresses of law school and the legal profession), over which he presided as President until his third year. Prior to his third year, he was elected Editor in Chief of the Marquette Law Review. As Editor in Chief, he oversaw the production of four issues of the 101st Volume of the Law Review or over 1200 pages of content. One of its articles, written by the DEA's chief administrative law judge, John J. Mulrooney, II, and his law clerk, Katherine E. Legel, was provided to Washington Post reporters at the sole discretion of the Law Review's editorial board. The article was extensively quoted in national news outlets, and it helped further a discussion in Congress about the opioid epidemic. For more information on Michael's involvement, as well as further information about the article itself, follow this link:
Michael is currently licensed to practice law in Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He is also a member of the American Bar Association.