James M. Anderson - Anderson Crawley & Burke PLLC

James M. Anderson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 601-707-8800

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' Compensation Law.

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' Compensation Lawyers.  

University of Southern MississippiBS 1971Mississippi CollegeJ.D. 1978
STAR Law NetworkDRI

Office Location

216 Draperton Court
Ridgeland, MS 39157
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers of the Jackson-MS Metro Area
James M. Anderson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (Appellate, Insurance, Litigation, Occupational Disease)

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male