Donald L. Anspaugh

Donald L. Anspaugh: Attorney with Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC AV stamp icon


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, with over 35 years of practice under his belt, is an intense advocate who leaves no stone unturned, knowing that hard work and preparation are always key.

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.


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

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
614-826-6938  Phone
614.220.5148  Phone
University Attended:
Bowling Green State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
The Ohio State University, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1980, Ohio; U.S. Supreme Court

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)

Birth Information:
Marion, Ohio, July 2, 1955
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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