(248) 851-4111 
Nicholas J. Assenmacher

Phone: (248) 970-7047

Fax: (248) 254-4918

Nicholas Assenmacher knows his way around a litigation file, skills he regularly employs in handling insurance defense matters involving first- and third party motor vehicle negligence and premises liability cases.

Nick set his sights on law school during college, but took a year to clerk for an active litigation firm after earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in order to get a full glimpse of what to expect. While attending Michigan State University School of Law, he supplemented his classroom learning with internships at the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, giving him additional exposure to courtroom litigation and administrative procedures.

After receiving his law degree with honors, Nick joined a busy insurance defense firm, where he was immediately given a demanding docket. There, he oversaw matters from the pleadings stage through discovery to mediation and settlement, and sat second-chair in trials that ended in no-cause verdicts as a result of his careful handling and preparation. Nick joined Zausmer in November 2014 and maintains a full docket of insurance defense cases for the Firm’s clients.

In college, Nick was president of the University of Michigan Bass Fishing Team, and when he’s not in the office, he continues to pursue his love of fishing, trail running, and the great outdoors.


  • Michigan State University,
    Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2011
  • Merit Scholarship
  • President, Environmental Law Society
  • International Law Society
  • University of Michigan,
    Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science, 2006
  • President, Bass Fishing Team

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Young Lawyers Section


  • Friends of the Academy Preserve
  • Monroe Land Conservancy


  • “Management of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery: An International Law Disaster,” Journal of Animal & Natural Resource Law, Volume VIII: 139-169, May 2012

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers
    Ones to Watch – 2021