Timothy Anderson Sr.
In memoriam, 1949 to 2019
Timothy G. Anderson graduated with honors from Jacksonville University in 1971 and the University of Florida College of Law in 1974. He grew up in a casualty insurance environment, his father being a State Farm Insurance divisional superintendent.
In 1975, after one year of defending insurance companies, he began exclusively representing individuals injured by the negligence of others. His clients included victims of automobile, truck, premises liability, professional negligence and product liability accidents. Mr. Anderson was lead counsel in hundreds of personal injury trials and was Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the field of Civil Trial Practice since 1983.
He was recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer by the invitation-only National Trial Lawyers and selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer. Tim was included in Tampa Bay Magazine as one of Tampa Bay’s top lawyers and held the highly prestigious AV preeminent rating* by Martindale Hubbell.
Professional memberships included The Florida Bar, American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association and Master of the American Inns of Court. During his career, he always maintained a policy of mentoring younger attorneys.
In addition to his active trial practice, he frequently lectured and provided expert testimony in matters involving personal injury and insurance law. Topics routinely included civil trial certification, premises liability, automobile traffic reconstruction, proving damages, trial tactics, and insurance bad faith.
The state of Florida has more than 93,000 lawyers. In 2013, Mr. Anderson was recognized by the Florida Bar as one of only 221 outstanding lawyers who had achieved 30 or more years of continuous board certification. Only 23 of that number called Tampa home.
During his high school years ,Mr. Anderson was a dedicated athlete playing a variety of sports, including basketball and baseball. He earned a full scholarship to play both of those sports at the collegiate level. That background led to many years of coaching in a variety of youth leagues in the Tampa Bay area. When not participating, he avidly supported the USF Bulls, Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning, in addition to his alma mater.
Tim was a member of American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach, having served in the United States Army before law school. He was also a member of Palma Ceia Lodge 290 F. & A.M. and the Egypt Shrine in Tampa.
Mr. Anderson and his wife of over 36 years, Carole, had one daughter, two sons and three grandchildren. The Andersons are longtime members of Hyde Park United Methodist Church.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Product Liability
- Sexual Abuse
- Wrongful Death
Certified Legal Specialties
- Civil Trial Practice, Florida Bar, 1983
- Florida, 1974
- University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida – 1974
- Jacksonville University – 1971 Honors: With Honors
Honors & Awards
Top 100 Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers and named a Super Lawyer One of Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers, Tampa Bay Magazine AV preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations & Memberships
- The Florida Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Florida Justice Association
- Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
- The American Inns of Court, Master