Michael Anderson is a partner at Axley Brynelson, LLP. 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 dealership and distribution contracting, domestic and international, covenants not to compete, nondisclosure agreements, and confidentiality agreements.
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 General Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA where his practice focuses on religious nonprofit governance and risk management 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.
Licensed since 1980
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation||The Best Lawyers in America©||2011|
|Named to the 2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers List||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2005|
|Executive Register||In Business Madison||2004|
|AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™||N/A|
|General Counsel & Secretary of the Corporation||InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA||2008 - 2014|
|Managing Partner||Axley Brynelson, LLP||2003 - 2009|
|Partner||Axley Brynelson, LLP||1986 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Axley Brynelson, LLP||1980 - 1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Wisconsin Supreme Court||Chair of Preliminary Review Committee||2007 - 2010|
|Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund||Board of Directors||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Bench and Bar Committee||Member||2004 - Present|
|Wisconsin Supreme Court||Preliminary Review Committee||2002 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Board of Attorney's Professional Responsibility Study Committee||Member||1996 - 2000|
|Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility District Committee||Member||1991 - 2001|
|Christian Legal Society||Member||N/A|
|Dane County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||N/A|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Cornell University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|