Michael A. Anderson

Michael A. Anderson (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Michael A. Anderson

Attorney in Chattanooga, TN
Phi Delta Phi. Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation, 2006-present. Mid-South Super Lawyers. National Trial Lawyers Association. Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
423-756-7117
Credit Cards Accepted
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.6 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law

Peer Reviews (44)

Peer Reviews (44)
AV Rated
4.6/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Litigation, Personal Injury, General Practice, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Practice, Plaintiffs Personal Injury, Products Liability, Complex Business Litigation, Insurance Recovery, Civil Rights Section 1983 and Trial Practice
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.6/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.6/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.7/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.7/5
Peer Reviews (44)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/05/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Outstanding trial lawyer with highest ethical standards.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/25/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Michael is a zealous, but reasonable advocate who thoroughly acquaints himself with the facts and law applicable to the matters in which he is engaged. He exercises excellent judgment in dealing with adversary counsel.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 08/29/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 08/27/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Anderson is an excellent lawyer as well as an excellent communicator. Very courteous and always well prepared.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/30/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/13/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/10/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/07/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/07/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mike is an excellent attorney.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 07/05/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/03/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/26/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Hard-working and smart.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 06/25/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/22/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/19/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known Mr. Anderson for over 20 years and litigated with him.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 06/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have had matters off and on with Mike for 20 years . sometimes against . he has done excellent work and behaved professionally at all times . he has earned a top rating
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Excellent ethical attorney
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 06/17/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have referred several matters to Mike Anderson, all with excellent results.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 05/07/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Member on 04/22/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Very accomplished litigator. Strong courtroom presence. Good communications skills.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 06/25/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/21/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 05/09/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/18/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/17/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Member on 08/28/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/29/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/22/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/03/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 05/14/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/24/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/18/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mike is a very fine lawyer--very resourceful.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 09/18/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 09/10/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 06/17/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.4/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 06/27/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1985, Alabama
1987, Tennessee
1991, Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Credit Cards Accepted
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University
Class of 1985
J.D.
University Attended
Auburn University
Class of 1982
B.S.
Accounting
Birth Information
Born in 1960
Birmingham, Alabama, October 17, 1960
Languages
English
Associations & Memberships
Best Lawyers in America- Plaintiff Personal Injury; Mid-South Super Lawyers; National Trial Lawyers Association; Tennessee, Federal and American (Member, Sections on: Tort; Insurance Practice; Vice-Chair, Commercial Torts Committee, 1993-1995) Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar; State Bar of Georgia; The American Association of Justice; Roscoe Pound Institute; Tennessee Association of Justice; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; Alabama Association of Justice; National Association of Subrogation Professionals;
Representative Cases
Spears v. Colonial Bank of Alabama, 514 S.E. 2d 814 (Ala. 1987); Downing v. Bowater, Inc., 846 S.W. 2d 265 (Tenn. App 1992); Fayne v. Vincent, 301 S.W. 3d 162 (Tenn. 2009); Mills v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 300 S.W. 3d 627 (Tenn. 2009); Sykes v. Chattanooga Housing Authority, 343 S.W.3d 18 (Tenn. 2011).

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C.
Market Court, 537 Market Street, Suite 202,
Chattanooga, TN 37402
U.S.A.
Phone
423-756-7117
Mobile
423-991-0210
Fax
423-267-5032
Office Information
Office Information
Michael A. Anderson
Partner
Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C.
Market Court, 537 Market Street, Suite 202,
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. (Chattanooga, Tennessee)