Established Michigan Insurance Defense
Firm With a History of Over
Three Decades of Success

Kurt A. Anselmi
  • 1954 – 2017



Kurt A. Anselmi was the founding shareholder of Anselmi Mierzejewski Ruth & Sowle P.C. In more than twenty-seven years of service as managing partner, Kurt helped to grow the firm from three lawyers in 1988 to twenty today. Kurt retired from the active practice of law in 2015.

Areas Of Practice

  • First Party Auto No-Fault (PIP)
  • Third Party Auto Negligence
  • General Negligence/Premises Liability
  • Amusement and Leisure Defense
  • Real Estate Professional Liability Coverage/Defense
  • Liquor Liability Defense
  • Heavy Truck Litigation
  • Non-Medical Professional Liability Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1981
  • Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1976


  • Claim Defense Seminars, Roller Skating Association (RSA)
  • Claim Defense Seminars, Ice Skating Institute (ISIA)
  • Claim Defense Seminars, K&K Insurance
  • Claim Defense Seminars, American Specialty Insurance
  • Claim Defense Seminars, Allied Specialty Insurance/THE Ins. Co.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA), Charter Member, Board of Directors
  • AIMS (Amusement Industry Manufacturing & Suppliers International), Member
  • IRGA (International Recreational Go-Kart Association), Member
  • IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions), Member