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J. Carter Andersen

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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6405
F: 813.223.9620

Carter Andersen has extensive experience handling complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts. Mr. Andersen handles business, commercial and contract disputes, construction and real estate disputes, employment litigation, professional malpractice matters (defending attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers), trade secret disputes, and other general commercial litigation matters. Mr. Andersen also has assisted numerous clients with business transactions, including commercial finance, secured lending, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Andersen is certified as a Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Before joining Bush Ross, Mr. Andersen practiced general commercial litigation, antitrust litigation, and white collar crime defense with Jones Day in Washington, D.C. Mr. Andersen also has extensive experience in complex public financings within Florida.

Mr. Andersen is the Immediate Past President of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and was re-appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve a second four-year term on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Mr. Andersen also has been active in a variety of community and civic activities including being a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, serving as a volunteer tutor at Academy Prep Center of Tampa, and serving on the Board for Tampa Bay Little League. He served as the President of the Christ the King Catholic School Dads Club from 2008 to 2010 and on the School Advisory Board for Christ the King Catholic School from 2012 to 2015.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Hillsborough County Bar Association

  • Immediate Past-President (June 2016-June 2017)
  • President (July 2015-June 2016)
  • Board of Directors (2009-Present)
  • Former Chair of the Mediators and Arbitrators Section
  • Former Co-Chair of the Young Lawyer's Division Committee on Professionalism and Ethics

Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees (2010-2016)

J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court, Barrister

Judicial Nominating Commission for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida (2010-Present), Chair (2012-2013)

University of Florida Alumni Association, Board of Directors (2013-Present)

University of Florida Law Center Association, Inc., Trustee (2012-Present)

University of Florida Law Alumni Council, (2004-2011) (Past President)

Florida Bar Association

Florida Bar Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (2012-2015)

Leadership Florida, Class XXXIII (2014-2015)

Leadership Tampa, Class of 2006

Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association

Tampa Bay Inn Chapter of the American Inns of Court (2005-2008, Pupil, Barrister)

The District of Columbia Bar

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America (2010 - 2016)

Florida's "Legal Elite" as named by Florida Trend magazine (2011-2017)

Florida's "Up & Coming Legal Elite" as named by Florida Trend magazine (2006-2009)

"Super Lawyer" as named by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2011-2016)

Named to top 50 Lawyers in Tampa by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2013-2016)

Named to top 100 Lawyers in Florida by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2013-2016)

"Rising Star" as named by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2008, 2009)

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell®

Outstanding Young Alumnus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law (2007)

Hillsborough County Bar Association's James M. "Red" McEwen Memorial Award (2014)

Personal

Mr. Andersen was born in Gainesville, Florida and raised in Tampa, Florida and Alexandria, Virginia.

Education

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

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

University of Florida, B.S., 1991

Bar and Court Admissions

Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit