Michael J. Anzelmo Partner

Michael Anzelmo is an attorney with McGuireWoods and policy advisor with McGuireWoods Consulting in Columbia, South Carolina.

Drawing from deep experience in the private and public sectors, Michael provides strategic and policy advice to a full spectrum of clients in matters before the South Carolina legislature and state government agencies.

Michael previously served as chief of staff and counsel to the Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, the Honorable James H. “Jay” Lucas. He uses his knowledge of the South Carolina state government to work with clients to develop strategies to address their legal and policy business objectives. Michael has led cases before the South Carolina Public Service Commission and in other regulatory and administrative forums.  

Additionally, Michael has significant experience leading cases before South Carolina state and appellate courts. Prior to public service, he was a litigation partner at a national law firm and lobby group based in Columbia, South Carolina, where he focused on appellate litigation, consumer finance litigation, state constitutional litigation, and attorney discipline matters. Cases Michael led included representing South Carolina governors and two Speakers of the South Carolina House of Representatives in litigation before the state Supreme Court.

Before entering private practice, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kaye G. Hearn, Chief Judge for the South Carolina Court of Appeals and as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

McGuireWoods Consulting

McGuireWoods Consulting LLC ("MWC") is a wholly owned subsidiary of the McGuireWoods LLP law firm. From time to time, various McGuireWoods lawyers provide non-legal services to MWC clients, but MWC cannot provide legal services or advice. Therefore, any work MWC performs for a client does not give rise to an attorney-client relationship or privilege. Should you require legal services from McGuireWoods, as well as consulting services from MWC, you must engage the law firm separately.

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, 2004
  • Wofford College, BA, Business Economics, 2000
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
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