Jennifer Anderson 2018-10-01T10:10:16+00:00

Jennifer Anderson

TEL: 602.263.7375
FAX: 602.200.7871

Legal Assistant: Karen Gawel

Jennifer Anderson handles federal and state appeals concerning a wide range of issues, including commercial law, torts, insurance, governmental liability, employment, workers’ compensation and family law. Jennifer also provides strategic advice to trial counsel on preserving the record for appeal and she assists at the trial level by preparing dispositive motions and case-shaping motions in limine, jury instructions, trial memoranda and post-trial motions. She has represented clients in numerous appellate oral arguments, trial court hearings and mediations.

Jennifer joined the firm with significant experience as an appellate attorney in private practice. She served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also taught legal research and writing and appellate advocacy at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

  • Represented amici curiae Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Pima counties. Glazer v. State, 712 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 16 (Ariz. May 8, 2015)
  • Arizona v. City of Tucson, 761 F.3d 1005 (9th Cir. 2014)
  • Munoz v. Indus. Comm’n, 318 P.3d 439 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Johnson v. Wells Fargo Home Mortg., Inc., 635 F.3d 401 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • In re Amerco Derivative Litig., 127 Nev. Adv. Rep. 17, 252 P.3d 681 (2011)
  • Represented amicus curiae. Renown Health v. Vanderford, 126 Nev. Adv. Rep. 24, 235 P.3d 614 (2010)
  • Las Vegas Taxpayer Accountability Comm. v. City Council of Las Vegas, 125 Nev. 165, 208 P.3d 429 (2009)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Past Vice-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • State Bar of Arizona, Appellate Practice Section  Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Member

Civic/Community Associations

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Pro Bono Program Volunteer
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, “Volunteer Lawyer of the Month”
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Pro Bono Volunteer, Recipient of ”50-Hour Club” Award

Presentations & Publications

  • “Appellate Law Update,” Co-Presenter, AADC Advocacy Lunch, September 2018
  • “Judgment Day: Tips for Terminating Trial Court Proceedings and Shaping the Issues on Appeal,” Co-Presenter, 2017 AADC Annual Meeting, June 2017
  • Appellate Tip: Make Sure You Have A Complete Transcript For Appeal,” Co-Author, January 2017
  • Appellate Tip: Object to Attorney Misconduct During Trial to Preserve the Issue for Appeal,” Author, October 2017
  • Appellate Tip: Be Aware Of Strict Post-Trial Motion Deadlines,” Author, December 2016
  • Appellate Tip: Strict Deadlines Govern Filing of Post-Trial Motions,” Author, September 2016
  • Appellate Tip: Ensure Your Summary Judgment Pleadings Are Ready For Appeal,” Co-Author, September 2016
  • “Case Law Update—LIVE!” Co-Presenter, Current Issues in Governmental Liability Seminar, November 2015
  • “Case Law Update,” Co-Presenter, West Valley Cities, March 2015
  • “Emerging Trends: An Overview of New Case Law and Developments,” Presenter, JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014
  • “Recent Developments in Appellate Advocacy,” Co-Author, 49 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal 53, 2013
  • “Recent Developments in Appellate Advocacy,” Co-Author, 46 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal 195, 2011
  • “Recent Developments in Appellate Advocacy,” Co-Author, 45 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal 179, 2010
  • “Making Equal Justice a Reality Through Pro Bono Representation,” Co-Author, Communiqué, September 2008
  • “State and National Trends in Appellate Practice,” lead author, Communiqué, March 2008
  • “The Lawyering Process Program: Building Confidence and Competence,” Co-Author, Nevada Lawyer, December 2001
  • “Outside the Margins: Using Comment Sheets to Provide Feedback on Student Writing,” presenter, Third Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference, March 2003
  • “Polishing Your Practice: How to Shine as a Young Lawyer,” Panelist, Arizona State Bar Convention, 1997
  •  The University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Research and Development Editor


University of Michigan Law School J.D., cum laude, 1994 Book Award Recipient, Legal Research and Writing

Arizona State University B.A., English, summa cum laude, 1991

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1994
Nevada (inactive), 2006
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court,  Arizona
U.S. District Court, Nevada