ABOUT ANNA FRUSHOUR

Anna Frushour for 14A District Court Judge

Anna Frushour, Esq.

Anna Frushour is an attorney who is passionate about serving her community. She wants to bring that dedication to the 14A District Court. As a judge, she wants to make sure everyone who comes to court is treated fairly and with respect. Learn more about her story…

  • Immigrated from Poland as a political refugee
  • University of Michigan graduate
  • Wayne State University Law School graduate
  • Has handled thousands of cases
  • Has practiced in every district court in the county
  • Past President of Women’s Lawyers Association-Washtenaw
  • Extensive Experience in Treatment Courts
  • Member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, past Judiciary Committee co-chair
  • Member of Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Leadership Award Recipient
  • Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star Award (2013-2019)
  • Appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to the statewide Attorney Discipline Board
Anna Frushour is a Polish political refugee

The Beginning

Anna’s passion and dedication to serving her community were instilled in her at a very young age. After escaping political persecution in her native country of Poland, her family lived in a refugee camp in Austria.

They came to America in 1983 as political refugees. Her family settled in a small Polish-Italian community in Garfield, New Jersey. That sense of community and helping each other was paramount to the success of her family.

Even through all the hardships they endured, Anna’s parents always instilled in her the value of education and the importance of community.

Anna excelled at academics and started volunteering at a young age. Her first volunteer job was at a nursing home when she was just 14 years old.

Anna Frushour graduated from the University of Michigan

Education

Anna’s family moved to Scio Township in 1995. She graduated from Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor.

Anna attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate studies to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications.

She began her legal career after receiving her law degree from Wayne State University Law School. Her determination and work ethic pushed her to graduate with honors while supporting herself with two jobs while earning her undergraduate and legal degrees.

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Legal Career

Anna found the right balance of law and social service when she spent four years working with the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office⁠—first as an intern, and then after earning her law degree as a volunteer attorney.

Anna opened up a small law firm and practiced extensively in virtually every court in Washtenaw, Wayne, Livingston and Lenawee Counties. She was always drawn to the community feel of the District Court and dedicated her practice to that work.

Anna then partnered up with local former prosecutor, Patricia Reiser, to form Reiser & Frushour. Their law firm contracts with the City of Ann Arbor to represent all indigent criminal defendants charged with misdemeanors within the city limits.

WLAM BOARD 2015-2016, Anna Frushour, president

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Board Members 2015-2016, Anna Frushour, president.

Treatment Courts

As part of her work with the 15th District Court, Anna is a dedicated team member and defense attorney for the Sobriety Court, Veteran’s Treatment Court, Mental Health Court, and Street Outreach Court.

These treatment courts provided the foundation for why Anna is so passionate about running for 14A District Court Judge.

The experience of watching her clients overcome struggles by working together with other dedicated community organizations has driven her to want to take these practices and her extensive experience and training to the 14A District Court.

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Professional Associations

Anna is an active member of the Michigan Bar Association, a past board member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, and a member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

Anna is a past president of the Women’s Lawyer’s Association of Michigan- Washtenaw Region, earning the Leadership Award in 2016. During her term, Anna began an annual community service project giving lawyers an opportunity to work together and give back to the community. Additionally, she began a monthly newsletter that, in part, highlighted a local non-profit every month to draw more attention to the great agencies in our county.

Anna has been awarded the “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers (2013-2019). She was honored by Hour Detroit Magazine for her criminal defense work in 2017 and 2018.

In 2018, Anna was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve a three-year term on the statewide Attorney Discipline Board.

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Personal Life

Anna has called Washtenaw County her home for the past 25 years. She currently lives in Pittsfield Township with her husband, Casey, their two sons, and their dog Baxter.

Committed to community and civic affairs, Anna recently served as a board member of Jewish Family Services, where she was drawn to their compassionate work with refugees and social programs.

She is also a current member of the United Way Leaders Society, a past member of the event planning committee for Avalon Housing and a volunteer with Food Gatherers.