about Donald L. Anspaugh
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 & admissions
The Ohio State University, J.D., 1980
Bowling Green State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977
Bar & Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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:
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