Donald L. Anspaugh

Donald L. Anspaugh

P: 614.221.2121 | F: 614.365.9516 | D: 614.220.5148

Assistant Cathy Bittner 614.220.5124
about DonaldX+X+

Growing up in a racing family sparked within Don a passionate interest in auto racing and gave rise to his practice, with a focus on defense of claims and cases brought against organizers of all sports and recreational activities.

Don has legal experience in everything from race tracks, golf courses and swimming pools, to gyms, stadiums and arenas. He is nationally recognized for his experience with assumption of risk in sports and recreation.

He also represents clients in a wide variety of civil lawsuits including motor vehicle accidents, nursing homes, premises liability cases, products liability, business issues and insurance. Don has a keen interest in the medical aspects of cases.

Don, has over 35 years of practice under his belt and is an intense advocate who leaves no stone unturned, knowing that hard work and preparation are always key. He is the current Co-Chair of Isaac Wiles’ Litigation Practice Group.

education & admissionsX+


  • The Ohio State University, J.D., 1980
  • Bowling Green State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
articles & presentationsX+

articles & presentations


  • Speaker, Racing Promoters’ Workshops, National Convention for Auto Racing Promoters, 1985-Present
  • Presenter, Liability Issues in Motorsports, Annual Racing Attorneys Conference (TRAC), Charlotte, N.C., April 8-9, 2015:
A joint program by the North Carolina and Indianapolis, IN bar associations, TRAC brings together the best motorsports attorneys in the U.S. to provide a continuing education program. Don was on a panel with the President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Vice President-General Counsel of Bristol Motor Speedway. The program alternates annually between the two motorsports capitals of Charlotte and Indianapolis.
professional & community activitiesX+

professional & community activities


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA)


  • Appointed Court Visitor, Delaware County Probate Court (Evaluate performance of court appointed guardians) 


  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2013-2018
  • Stew Reamer Award (lifetime service to auto racing), 2007