Attorney Michael S. Ashton - Fraser Trebilcock...

Michael S. Ashton

Shareholder / Lansing


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1987)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., with distinction, 1984)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Michael S. Ashton leads the Administrative and Regulatory Law practice at Fraser Trebilcock.

As a shareholder at Fraser Trebilcock, Mike has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and Super Lawyers for his outstanding achievements in the practice of law. Mike's practice primarily focuses on matters before the Michigan Public Service Commission. Mike has also represented clients in large construction projects in the cable, telecommunications and pipeline industries before the Public Service Commission, other state agencies and local governments. In the past, Mike was also appointed Special Assistant to the Attorney General to assist the State of Michigan in the liquidation of an insurance company.

Mike has added his talents in numerous professional associations. He currently serves as a Council Member and Treasurer for the State Bar of Michigan Administrative and Regulatory Law Section and is the Former Chairman of the Administrative Law Section of the Ingham County Bar Association. 

Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Administrative Law Section
    • Regulatory Law Section
    • Past Council Member and Treasurer
  • Ingham County Bar Association
    • Former Chairman of the Administrative Law Section of the Ingham County Bar Association
Honors & Distinctions
  • Selected as 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Lansing by The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2015, Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) and Utilities Law
  • Selected as a '2022 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Energy Law and Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Public Utilities Law: Gas/Water/Electric; first named in 2014
  • Named 'Michigan Super Lawyer' by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine 
  • Achieved an AV© peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General to represent the Michigan Insurance Commissioner in regards to liquidation of a Michigan insurance company
  • Evans Scholar (1980-1984)