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Lisa Anstess


Practice Areas: With a dual background in nursing, Ms. Anstess has over 25 years of experience defending all aspects of professional liability and medical malpractice claims. Her practice has also included nursing home and assisted living defense, adult foster care, licensing actions, and first- and third-party auto litigation.

Bar Admissions: 1989 Michigan, Michigan Supreme Court, and United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1996 United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; 2016 United States District Court, Western District of Michigan.

Education: Mercy College of Detroit (BSN cum laude, 1982); Detroit College of Law (JD summa cum laude, 1989).

Bar Association Membership: 1989 State Bar of Michigan.

Biography:  Ms. Anstess was awarded a full academic scholarship to attend Detroit College of Law. In addition to her law practice, she has been a speaker on numerous occasions for nursing and attorney groups on various medical/legal issues and risk management. Ms. Anstess is past president of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, Michigan Chapter, and has been a member of the Negligence section of the State Bar of Michigan since becoming an attorney. Ms. Anstess has been published several times and most recently co-authored a chapter for the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Defense Library Series publication, Current Issues in Medical Liability and Health Care Law titled “Practical Considerations Arising from the Patient's Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.”