Jon M. Anderson

Attorney in Providence, RI
Jon joined the Firm in 1989 after clerking for Judge James Hunter III on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He practices in the areas of education law, complex civil litigation, unfair trade practices and antitrust.

Before Edwards Wildman

Prior to joining the Firm, Jon was a law clerk to the Honorable James Hunter, III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. During law school Jon was an Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Besides Edwards Wildman

For eleven years Jon served as an elected member of the Pawtucket School Committee. In addition, Jon was the 1999 Recipient of the Rhode Island Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Award.


Court Victory Upholding Client's Election Win

In October 2012, our government team in our Providence office won a victory in the Rhode Island Supreme Court upholding the one-vote win of our client for a seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

National Business Institute's Special Education Laws Made Simple Seminar
December 5, 2014 event
National Business Institute Seminar
January 24, 2014 event
Client Advisory - Rhode Island Becomes The Third State To Provide Paid Family Leave For Employees
July 2013
NBI's Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights
November 14, 2012 event
NBI's Rhode Island Special Education Law Seminar
June 4, 2012 event
School Defenses To Common Lawsuits
October 18, 2011 event
2011 Learning Differences Awareness Conference
October 1, 2011 event
E-Technology at School: Preventing Lawsuits
October 23, 2009 event
State Antitrust Practice and Statutes
September 18, 2009
Client Advisory - Businesses That Sell to Resellers May Be Free To Control Resale Prices - Supreme Court Overrules 96-Year-Old Ban on Resale Price Maintenance
June 29, 2007

Edwards Wildman's Jon Anderson Successfully Obtains a Majority of the RI Supreme Court for Seat in the RI House of Representatives
October 11, 2012
The Firm is Recognized in the American Lawyer
July 7, 2008
Firm Represents Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited in $8.8 Billion Acquisition of Millennium Pharmaceuticals
April 10, 2008

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Areas of Law

  • Complex Litigation
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Municipal Insolvency and Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Educational Institutions


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4.4 out of 5.0
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in Massachusetts
Rhode Island
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts
Federal District Court, District of Rhode Island
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Credit Cards Accepted
American Express
Law School Attended

University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1988
magna cum laude

University Attended

Brown University
Class of 1983
magna cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1961
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, April 8, 1961

Associations & Memberships


Rhode Island Bar Association

Contact Information




401 276 6611


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Office Information
Jon M. Anderson
 2800 Financial Plaza,
Providence, RI 02903


Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP (Providence, Rhode Island)

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