St. Mary's School of Law 1 Camino Santa MariaSan Antonio, TX 78228 +1-210-436-3011 St. Mary's School of Law logo St. Mary's University

Education

  • JD University of Missouri-Columbia 1975
  • BA-Political Science University of Missouri-Columbia 1970

License to Practice

  • Texas

Honors and Awards

  • Diplomate-ABOTA (signifying over 100 Jury Trials)
  • Martindale Hubble - AV Preeminent
  • Top Texas Lawyer - Texas Monthly Super Lawyers 2006-2019

Specialities and Courses

  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Board Administrative Law

Biography

Anderson focuses his practice predominantly in the area of medical malpractice litigation. He is a diplomate with the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), having tried over a hundred cases to verdict in virtually every part of Texas. Since 2003, he has served as an adjunct professor of law at the St. Mary’s University School of Law, teaching medical malpractice litigation. Over the last 30 years, he has practiced primarily in Central and South Texas and has tried a number of dangerous medical malpractice cases in Laredo, winning almost all of them. He has also had the unique experience of receiving two unanimous defense verdicts in the same week. In 2019, he joined his dear friends at PGM where he continues to represent healthcare providers and commercial businesses.

After completing his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Missouri, at Columbia, and a brief stint in the United States Navy, he earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law. He served on the school’s law review and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Prize in Constitutional Law, the Judge Roy W. Harper Price for Best Work in Federal Courts and the Russell Castile Scholarship.

He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1975. He clerked for a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1976. Thereafter, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal, Anti-Trust and Administrative Law Divisions of the Office of the Missouri Attorney General.

When his wife Cheryl completed her Ph.D. and was offered a position at the University of Texas in Austin, he moved his practice to support her career. She reciprocated in 1990 when he was offered a position in San Antonio to work alongside George Brin. Cheryl then joined Incarnate Word University where she served as a Professor and as Dean of the School of Media and Design and the IWU Library. They both fell in love with Texas and have thoroughly enjoyed their time here.

Anderson was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1980, and was also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Publications

Presentations

  • Thota v. Young: The Casteel Problem and Contributory Negligence Instructions (2012)
  • “Update on ‘Paid or Incurred’ – Haygood v. Escobedo (2011) Texas Medical Liability Trust Biannual Seminar
  • Update on Suing Governmental Employees
    (2011) Advocate MD seminar
  • An exception to the Physician – Patient Relationship
    (2010)
  • Winning the Causation Defense with Foreseeability
    (2009) Texas Medical Liability Trust Seminar
  • “Paid or Incurred” Practice and Problems in Limiting Damages for Medical Expenses (2008) Texas Medical Liability Trust Biannual Seminar.
  • Analysis of Damage Caps before and After Tort Reform (2006) Medical Malpractice Tort Law Seminar-Sponsored by Brin & Brin for our Insurance Clients, Certified for Continuing Education Credits by the State Board of Insurance.
  • Preservation of Harm – A New Approach To An Old Problem (2005) Medical Malpractice Tort Law Seminar-Sponsored by Brin & Brin for our Insurance Clients, Certified for Continuing Education Credits by the State Board of Insurance.
  • Recent Significant Cases (2004) Medical Malpractice Tort Law Seminar-Sponsored by Brin & Brin for our Insurance Clients, Certified for Continuing Education Credits by the State Board of Insurance; Certified by the State Bar of Texas for CLE Credits.
  • Standards of Care — Issues, Proof (2003) Medical Malpractice Tort Law Seminar-Sponsored by Brin & Brin for our Insurance Clients, Certified for Continuing Education Credits by the State Board of Insurance.
  • Voir Dire in Healthcare Liability Cases (2002) Medical Malpractice Tort Law Seminar-Sponsored by Brin & Brin for our Insurance Clients, Certified for Continuing Education Credits by the State Board of Insurance.
  • The Physician/Patient Relationship (2000) Medical Malpractice Tort Law Seminar-Sponsored by Brin & Brin for our Insurance Clients, Certified for Continuing Education Credits by the State Board of Insurance.
  • Res Ipsa Loquitur (1998) Medical Malpractice Tort Law Seminar-Sponsored by Brin & Brin for our Insurance Clients, Certified for Continuing Education Credits by the State Board of Insurance.
  • The Implications of Managed Care in Medical Malpractice Litigation (1997) Medical Malpractice Tort Law Seminar-Sponsored by Brin & Brin for our Insurance Clients, Certified for Continuing Education Credits by the State Board of Insurance.
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