Fraser Trebilcock attorney Michael S. Ashton has been named the Best Lawyers in America© 2016 Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) "Lawyer of the Year" in Lansing. This is a high honor, as only one lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." Ashton has also been selected to Best Lawyers in America© 2016 for Administrative/Regulatory Law in Lansing.
Ashton focuses his practice on matters before the Michigan Public Service Commission while overseeing the Administrative and Regulatory Law practice as the department chair. He has represented clients in the cable, telecommunication and pipeline industries before the Public Service Commission, other state agencies and local governments.
Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas; because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers© is considered a singular honor. Only five percent of attorneys in Michigan are awarded with the honor.