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A Las Vegas native, Adam Anderson graduated in 1999 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University then from Columbia Law School in 2002 as a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. At Columbia, Adam had the opportunity to work for the now Honorable Debra A. Livingston sitting on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as a research assistant.

After law school, Adam clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Hunt on the United States District Court, District of Nevada in Las Vegas until 2003. After two years as an associate in McDermott Will & Emery‘s Manhattan office and six years with Beus Gilbert PLLC in Scottsdale, Adam opened Anderson Law in 2011. Two years later, he formed Anderson Banta Clarkson, which became Anderson Clarkson Johnson Brown in 2021.

During his career, Adam has represented clients in state and federal courts in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and hearings from routine scheduling and discovery matters to sentencings, removal proceedings, initial appearances, motions for summary judgment, and hearings on TROs and preliminary injunctions.

B.A., English — Brigham Young University, 1999
J.D., Columbia Law School, 2002 (Stone Scholar)
New York, 2003
Arizona, 2006

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Brigham Young University v. Pfizer, Inc. (D. UT 2006)—Representing BYU, Mr. Anderson wrote the 135-page brief that won BYU $852,315 in court-ordered sanctions and a strongly worded order citing Pfizer for “abuses,” “repeated failures” in producing documents, and finding that “Pfizer has interfered with the judicial process.” To date, that sanction appears to be the largest discovery sanction award on record in the state of Utah. Pfizer settled with BYU in 2012 for $450,000,000.

Birair v. Kolycheck (D. AZ 2015)—Co-represented (with Dennis Blackhurst) parents and five children against the Arizona Department of Child Services for wrongfully removing all five children and keeping them for over a year. After winning summary judgment on liability and excluding the State’s expert, the case settled before trial for $900,000.

Gebran v. Brannan (Ariz. 2017)— Hired to represent Respondent at the end of litigation for the four-day Arbitration, Mr. Anderson successfully defended Father against claims exceeding $3M, obtained a favorable Arbitrator’s award, and defeated Mother’s appeal, ending in the Court’s confirmation of the award.

Comprehensive Interventional Care, PLLC v. Modern Vascular, LLC (Ariz. 2018)—Representing multiple defendants, Mr. Anderson successfully dismissed several of Plaintiffs’ claims and defeated Plaintiffs and DLA Piper’s requests for a preliminary injunction and more than $3M in damages related to alleged breaches of an employment agreement.

Williams v. McKay (D. AZ 2018)—Co-represented (with Dennis Blackhurst and Josh Carden) parents and child against the Arizona Department of Child Services for wrongfully removing 3 month old infant from Grandma and keeping child from parents for 4 months. The case settled before trial paying all plaintiffs a combined total of $800,000.

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