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July 29, 2019 Asked and Answered

First-year lawyer offers self-care tips and shares how he learned to quiet his mind post-law school

By Stephanie Francis Ward

When Michael R. Anspach attended Marquette University Law School, yoga, meditation and being active in a 12-step community helped him succeed. But once the 2018 graduate started practicing at Anspach Law, those techniques didn’t work.

This was because the demands of litigation made it impossible to quiet his mind, even on evenings and weekends, he says.

By January, Anspach, with the help of a therapist, started thinking about additional things he could do for self-care, and his plan now includes a Harley-Davidson motorcycle named Sabrina.

Anspach Law defends nursing home lawsuits and is owned by Anspach’s father, Robert Anspach. The firm has offices in Toledo, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and Charleston, West Virginia.

In this episode of Asked and Answered with the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, Anspach talks about his road to success after law school, his self-care tips and how he learned to quiet his mind.

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Michael R. Anspach joined Anspach Law in fall 2018. He studied philosophy and music at Boston College, earning his bachelor’s degree in 2012, and received his law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2018. His practice areas include civil litigation and extended care facility defense. In his first year at Marquette Law, Anspach founded the Organization for Student Wellbeing, an organization that provides healthy alternatives for dealing with the stresses of law school and the legal profession, over which he presided as president until his third year.

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