J. Carter Andersen

J. Carter Andersen

Bush Ross, P.A.

Recognized since 2010

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Carter Andersen has extensive experience handling complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution settings, including arbitration and mediation. Mr. Andersen handles contract and commercial litigation disputes, construction and real estate disputes, professional malpractice matters, employment law disputes and other litigation matters. Before joining Bush Ross, Mr. Andersen practiced general commercial litigation with Jones Day in Washington, D.C.

University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1998

  • University of Florida Law Review
  • Order of the Coif
  • Florida Blue Key

Mr. Andersen currently serves on the Florida Bar Board of Governors and ee is a past President and member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Board of Directors. Mr. Andersen has been appointed by the Florida Governor three times to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and has served since 2010. Mr. Andersen is a graduate of Leaderships Florida Class XXXIII (2016) and Leadership Tampa 2006. Mr. Andersen has been recognized as a 2007 Outstanding Young Alumnus by the University of Florida Levin College of Law, is a Past President of the UF Law Alumni Council, and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Mr. Andersen is a Solicitor in the Cheatwood Inn Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Mr. Andersen has been recognized from 2012 to 2020 as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He also has been named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend Magazine every year since 2011 and as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine since 2011. Mr. Andersen has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Contact & Links
  • 1801 North Highland Avenue
    P.O. Box 3913
    Tampa, FL 33602
  • University of Florida, graduated 1998
  • University of Florida, graduated 1991
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • Florida Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission - Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Foundation - Trustee
  • University of Florida College of Law Board of Trustees - Trustee
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council - Past President
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Board of Directors

Bush Ross, P.A.
Headquarters: Tampa, Florida

31 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

9 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association's James M. "Red" McEwen Memorial Award (2014,2020)
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus, University of Florida College of Law (2007)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Construction


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