Attorney Michael S. Anderson

Michael S. Anderson

Partner
Ellen Teed
608.283.6760

About

Michael Anderson is a partner in the firm. His litigation practice, trial and appellate, focuses on a variety of commercial, business, products liability, and plaintiff personal injury litigation. Mr. Anderson’s commercial practice includes drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements: master services, design and supply, software development, dealership and distribution, domestic and international purchase and sale, nondisclosure, confidentiality, and noncompetition.

He acts as outside general counsel for several clients, providing advice on corporate compliance, transactional, and general corporate issues. Mr. Anderson supervises foreign and domestic litigation for his general counsel clients. He currently serves as external counsel for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA where his practice focuses on religious liberty and general counsel issues.

Since 2003, Mr. Anderson has been on the governing board of Blackhawk Church, currently serving as Board Chair. Previously, he served on the Boards of nonprofit corporations involved in community development, a continuing care retirement community, and a 501c3 that provides funds for the delivery of legal services to low-income families. Currently he serves on the Board of a charity that works with members of impoverished international communities to develop skills that will permit them to earn a sustainable income.

Education

J.D., Order of the Coif, Washington University
B.A., magna cum laude, Cornell University

Involvement & Recognition

Involvement:

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Appointment:
    – Preliminary Review Committee, 2002-2010
    – Chair of the Preliminary Review Committee, 2007-2010
  • Member, Christian Legal Society
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Elders, Blackhawk Church
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hope United Inc, 2008-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nehemiah Community Development Corporation, 2005-2010
  • Member, Board of Directors, Oakwood Village East (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) 2003-2010
    – Chairman, 2007-2009
    – Chairman, Ethics Committee, Oakwood Retirement Communities, 2005-2009
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
    – Bench and Bar Committee, Wisconsin State Bar, 2004-2008
    – Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility District Committee, 1991-2001
    – Board of Attorney’s Professional Responsibility Study Committee, 1996-2000
  • Member, Board of Directors, Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, 2006-2009

Recognition:

  • Named a top Commercial Litigation lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Named to the 2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers List