Mr. Anderson is the Managing Member of Anderson
Crawley & Burke, pllc headquartered in the Jackson, Mississippi area. Born in Hazard, Kentucky, he is a member of
the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association (Workers Compensation
Committee, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee), Madison County Bar
Association, Defense Research Institute (DRI), and American Society of Workers'
Compensation Professionals. He has served as Chairman of the Workers'
Compensation Section of The Mississippi Bar and has been active throughout his
career in working towards system reforms and improvements. Mr. Anderson has
been a faculty member for numerous seminars relating to workers' compensation
and other employment related issues, and he offers a series of STAR® training
seminars to the claims community regarding the Mississippi Workers'
In addition to being in
private law practice focused primarily on workers' compensation issues for 33
years, he has served as General Counsel for Mississippi's largest workers'
compensation insurance organization, and early in his career was with the
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission, opportunities which have given
him an added perspective in dealing with the myriad of issues surrounding the
workers' compensation community.
Mr. Anderson serves on the
Board of Directors and is President of the Mississippi Workers' Compensation
Educational Association, Inc. (MWCEA), and he has been Chairman of the MWCEA's
annual educational conference for the past several years. He is also a speaker
for and an active member of the Multi-State Steering Committee which is a part
of the FWCI annual conference in Orlando. He remains an active member of and
participates in the Steering Committee for the DRI's Workers' Compensation
Committee, and is also co-chair of the Education Sub-Committee of the Council
on Litigation Management's Workers' Compensation Committee. Mr. Anderson also serves on the National
Board of Directors for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
A University of Southern
Mississippi graduate (BS, 1971) and Mississippi College School of Law graduate
(JD, 1978), Mr. Anderson's current focus in law practice is in the areas of
workers' compensation litigation, insurance/self-insurance regulation, and
mediation. Mr. Anderson is admitted to practice before all courts in the State
of Mississippi and before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Anderson carries Martindale Hubbell's highest rating and he has been listed
in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. He was named Lawyer of the
Year for 2012 by Best Lawyers in the field of Workers' Compensation -
Employers in the Jackson, Mississippi area. He is also listed as a Super
Lawyer in the Mid-South as published by Memphis Magazine. In addition, The
Mississippi Business Journal recently announced him as one of their Leaders
in Law for 2011, finishing in second place out of 50 for the Lawyer of the
Year. In 2011, he was awarded Volunteer of the Year by Mississippi College
School of Law. He has also been named a Fellow in the College of Workers'