Kelly L. Andersen is a 1979 graduate of the Brigham Young University School of Law at Provo, Utah. He has served as a trial attorney since that time. He has also received advanced training from the National College of Advocacy at Stanford University and at Harvard University. Kelly is admitted to practice in both State and Federal Courts, and has served as lead counsel in cases originating in Oregon, California, Washington and Hawaii. He has also handled cases in the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (covering the western United States), and in the United States Court of Federal Claims, headquartered in Washington D.C.
Mr. Andersen is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Jackson County Bar Association, and has also served as past president of the Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association. He is also a member of the National College of Advocacy (1992), the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (1997), and is senior counsel in the American College of Barristers (2001). He has had the highest ranking (A.V. Preeminent) with Martindale-Hubbell (one of the nation's most prestigious legal directories) since 2003, and he was admitted to the Society of Outstanding Lawyers of America in 2004 and to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum in 2008 (when it was formed). Most recently, he was named as an Oregon Super Lawyer (top 5% of all attorneys) by Law & Politics in 2007, 2009, and 2010. He has authored numerous articles in legal publications, and has been a guest lecturer for seminars presented by Lorman, the Oregon State Bar Association, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. A few of those publications and presentations are included below.
Kelly and his wife, Jamie, have six children and four grandchildren. They have lived in Southern Oregon since 1979. He loves hiking, camping, horseback riding, mountain climbing, and the great outdoors. He is also an avid bicyclist and loves to read. He has been actively involved for many years in helping youth through the Boy Scouts of America programs. He loves to help people through the practice of law.
Some of Kelly’s presentations and publications are included below.
Trial Lawyer, "Lessons Learned – What David Ball Can Teach Us," Spring 2009.
Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association Newsletter, “What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know,” Winter 2006.
Products Liability Newsletter, “Informal Focus Groups,” Winter 2004.
Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association Newsletter, “To Be Free,” April 2003, reprinted in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin, February/March 2004. Link: http://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/04febmar/parting.html.
Oregon State Bar Product Liability Newsletter, “Filing in State or Federal Court,” Fall 2001, reprinted in the Oregon Law Journal, December 2001.
Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association Newsletter, “Sleeping When the Wind Blows,” Summer 2001, reprinted in Oregon State Bar Bulletin, January 2002. Link http://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/02jan/parting.htm
Oregon State Bar Bulletin, “Piloting Your Practice,” September 2001. Link http://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/01augsept/myp.htm
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Magazine, “Making a Difference: Persistence Prevails, Spousal Support Payment Secured,” Winter 2001.
Oregon State Bar Bulletin, “The Genie is Out of the Bottle,” February/March, 2000.
Oregon State Bar Bulletin, “Lincoln the Lawyer,” February/March, 1998, reprinted in the Clark Memorandum, Brigham Young University Law School Magazine, Fall 1998.
Oregon State Bar Bulletin, “It’s Not So Bad,” June, 1992.
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Magazine, “Beating the Statute of Limitations in a Products Liability Case,” October/December 1990.
Oregon State Bar CLE, "Evaluating the Wrongful Death Case," Portland, Oregon, June 18, 2010.
Oregon Trial Lawyer's Association Annual Convention, "Time Management," Bend, Oregon, August 2009.
Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association, “Differences in State and Federal Evidence Codes,” Klamath Falls, Oregon, May 2006.
Lorman Education Seminars, “Fourteen Steps to Greater Productivity,” Eugene, Oregon, August 2004.
Jackson County Bar Association, “Keeping Up With the Times: Presentation of Evidence in Electronic Form,” Medford, Oregon, October 2003.
HIPAA: Privacy of Medical Records, “Disclosure of Medical Records and Pending Litigation,” Salem, Oregon, September 2003.
Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association, “Shepherding a Case in Federal Court,” Klamath Falls, Oregon, October 2001.
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, “Discovery Issues in Civil Cases,” Sun River, Oregon, August 2001.
Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association, “Choosing Between a State and Federal Forum in Civil Cases,” Medford, Oregon, Fall 1999.