Michael Anselmo

Michael Anselmo

Senior Associate

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate

Michael Anselmo practices in the areas of mortgage foreclosure, litigation, and real estate law. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 2006) and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 2011). He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.

While attending law school, Mr. Anselmo served as Vice President for the legal fraternity Phi Alpha Delta, as a representative of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, and as a judge for the St. Louis Urban Debate League. He is also a member of the Chicago Italian American Charitable Organization and served as a Group Leader/Mentor for the Turning Point Juvenile Diversion Program.


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 2011)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 2006)

Bar Admission

  • Illinois State Bar


  • 2020 Illinois Rising Stars – Super Lawyers
  • USFN – Chair of the REO and Eviction Committee
  • Chair of Chicago Association of Realtors Professional Development Advisory Group
  • Vice-Chair of DuPage County Bar Association Real Estate Committee
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • REOMAC Affiliate Member
  • Chicago Association of Realtors Affiliate Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Former ISBA Committee on Marketing & Communications
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers (Former Representative)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity (Former Vice President and Social Chair)
  • St. Louis Urban Debate League (Former Judge)
  • Turning Point Juvenile Diversion Program (Former Group Leader)

Publications – Lectures:

  • Illinois Legislative Update, USFN Report (Spring 2016)
  • The 1010 Lake Shore Ass’n Case and the Need to Pay Post-Judicial Sale Condominium Assessments on Time, USFN Report (Autumn 2015)
  • The CFPB’s Early Intervention: The Integrated Mortgage Disclosures,Legal League Quarterly (Q2 2015)
  • FAST TRACKING FORECLOSURES…FINALLY. Senate Bill 16 is the legislature’s long-awaited answer to prolonged foreclosures on abandoned and vacant properties, Legal League Quarterly (Q4 2013)
  • IT HAS BEEN ONE YEAR SINCE THE 7TH CIRCUIT ISSUED IT’S OPINION ON WIGOD. Have Courts Around the Country Been Following Suit?”, Legal League Quarterly (Q2 2013)

Speaking Events

  • The CFPB’s Impact on the Residential Real Estate Transaction (2015)
  • What You Must Know to Represent Your Clients Under the New CFPB Rules, MCLE Course (2015)
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Mortgage Servicing Final Rules, Webinar (2013)
  • Understanding Senate Bill 16: Fast-Track Foreclosure on Abandoned and Vacant Properties, Webinar (2013)