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Jeffrey C. Anderson



San Antonio, TX




Jeffrey C. Anderson is originally from Medina, Texas, where he graduated third in his high school class in 1964. (There were eleven in his class). In 1968, he graduated from Southwest Texas State College with a degree in biology. After college, he entered the Army where he served as Commanding Officer of a medic training company at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. After completing his military service, he entered St. Mary's University School of Law, and graduated in 1974. He served two years as a briefing attorney for U.S. District Judge D.W. Suttle before becoming a member and partner of Southers & Lyons, Inc. In 1994, he opened his own law firm as a solo practitioner.

In addition to the Texas State Courts, Mr. Anderson is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. He was Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1981, and certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1987. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1986, and is a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, the National Lawyer Honor Society, a Senior Counsel with the College  of Master Advocates and Barristers, the American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2007-08), the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015), the Federal Bar Association,   the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2006.  He is also a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the San Antonio Bar Foundation.

Mr. Anderson has been a member of the San Antonio Bar Association since 1976. He has served as Chairman of the Medical/Legal Liaison Committee on several occasions, and  has been a committee member for over twenty years.

Mr. Anderson has authored numerous publications for CLE programs in Texas, and has frequently lectured on personal injury trial law. In 1996, Mr. Anderson was elected Chairman of the Alamo Public Telecommunications Counsel, the governing board of KLRN-TV9, and is currently an Emeritus Member of the Board of Directors. He was also past president of the Community Advisory Board of KLRN, and has been active with the station for over thirty years.

Mr. Anderson has represented clients in administrative claims and lawsuits all over the United States.


Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Class Actions -- Plaintiff
  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Nursing Home
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Military Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
  • Toxic Torts
  • Aviation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Legal Board of Specialization, 1981 - Present
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1987 - Present

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1975


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • Doctorate of Jurisprudence - 1974
  • Southwest Texas State College (Southwest Texas State University)
    • Bachelor of Science - 1968
    • Major: Biology

Published Works

  • "Sovereign Immunity - Texas Tort Claims Act", 5 St. Mary's L.J. 152, Spring, 1973
  • "LAL: Another Assault on the Tax Shelter", 5 St. Mary's L.J. 586, Fall, 1973
  • "Preparing for the Tardive Dyskinesia Epidemic", Tx Personal Inj. Law Rpt., Nov, Vol 3, No. 4,, 1985
  • "A Lawyers Guide to Tardive Dyskinesia: An Overview of Litigation & Medicine", Med. Mal., Verdicts, Settlements & Exp., Feb., Vol 2, No. 2, 1986
  • "Psychiatric Malpractice", Part One, Tx Personal Inj. Law Rpt., May, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1986
  • "Psychiatric Malpractice", Part Two, Tx Personal Inj. Law Rpt., July, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1986
  • "Federal Tort Claims Act Liability: 50 Years After the Crash", Tx Personal Inj. Law Rpt., December, Vol. 13, No. 3, 1995
  • Doctors and Lawyers Join to Cull the Herd of HIPPAA Forms, San Antonio Lawyer, January - February, 2006


  • "Psychiatric Malpractice", Medical Malpractice Conference, 04/11/1986
  • "Jury Selection", Premises Liability Seminar, 01/20/1993
  • "Federal Tort Claims Act Liability", Medical Malpractice Conference, 04/06/1995
  • "Keeping Your Neck Out of the Noose: Legal Aspects of Emergency Medicine, Part 1 and 2", Joint Service Symposium on Emergency Medicine on the Riverwalk, 03/28/1996
  • "Handling a Federal Tort Claims Act Case: A Plaintiff's Lawyer's Perspective", Federal Bar Association, 05/15/1996
  • "Proving Anesthesia Malpractice", Medical Malpractice Conference, 04/11/1996
  • "Presenting the Plaintiff on Direct", TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, 11/01/1996
  • "Cosmetic Surgery Misadventures", Medical Malpractice Conference, 04/04/1997
  • "The Negligent Podiatrist", Medical Malpractice Conference, 04/02/1998
  • "The Ten Least Favorite Things About Handling Federal Tort Claims Act Cases", Federal Bar Association Presentation, 05/20/1998
  • "Liability of the Plastic Surgeon" - Medical Malpractice Conference, 04/09/1999
  • "Problems in Proving Breast Cancer Causation" - Medical Malpractice Conference, 11/02/2000
  • "Pretrial Conferences; Scheduling Orders; Pretrial Orders; Amendments to Federal and Local Civil Rules", Federal Bar Association, 11/17/2000
  • "The New Local Rules", United States District Court Training Center, 11/27/2000
  • Death by Headache, Medical Malpractice Conference , 11/16/2001
  • Bariatric Surgery: The Diet of Last Resort, Medical Malpractice Conference , 11/08/2002
  • How I Decided to Sue You: Misadventures in Psychiatry, The 136th Annual Session of the Texas Medical Association, 04/04/2003
  • A Plaintiff's Perspective on House Bill 4, Texas Tort Reform Act Conference , 09/19/2003
  • Ethical Considerations in Prosecuting and Defending Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, 03/14/2008
  • "Accidents at the Track: Who is Responsible and Who Pays?", Professional Motorsport Circuit Owners, Investors, and Suppliers Forum, 2010
  • "The Best & Worst of the Federal Tort Claims Act", 27th Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale-Hubble), 1999 - 2009
  • Recognized in Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service), 2006 - 2017
  • Law Dragon (Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America), 2007 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1974 to Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member (Past Chairman, Medical/Legal Liaison Committee), 1976 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member, 1990 to Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member, 1977 to Present
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, 1977 to Present
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, 1976 to Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, 1989
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • College of The State Board of Texas, 1991 to 2004
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1986 to Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1982 to Present
  • American College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior Counsel, 2004
  • National Lawyer Honor Society, Member, 2003
  • Roscoe Pound Institute, Supporting Fellow, 2000

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Courts, 1974 to 1976
  • Southers & Lyons, Inc., 1976 to 1994
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Anderson, 1994