About John H. Anderson II
Why choose John H. Anderson II
After 37 years of practicing law as an advocate in civil claims and civil litigation, John has determined that serving as a mediator or arbitrator in those cases best suits his personal and professional goals.
John spent 5 years practicing as an aerospace engineer before entering the legal field. He attended Wake Forest University School of Law, graduating in 1975 with a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude. John was an assistant District Attorney and entered private practice in 1976 where he developed his litigation skills over the last 37 years. He has participated in hundreds of mediations on both sides of litigation since the pilot program was first started in Cumberland County in 1991. John believes a good mediator takes a proactive role in asking tough questions that will allow each party to perhaps better assess their case and its value.
In the past 37 years of civil litigation, John has represented hundreds of insurance companies and believes that such experience gives him the unique ability to understand the internal structure of how to best communicate with them in their analysis and case evaluations.
During that time, John has extensive experience in:
- auto personal injury
- premises liability
- products liability
- construction law
- property disputes
- breach of contract disputes
- first party insurance claims in life, health and property insurance
- coverage issues in virtually every type of insurance policy
- business disputes
- employment law
- libel and slander
- bailment disputes
John Anderson started his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney from 1975 through 1976. He went into private practice in 1976 and is still there today. 95% of his defense practice was for 125 insurance companies. John primarily defended and litigated cases in a wide variety of areas including product liability...focusing in materials engineering involving explosions, fire losses, structural and machining defects and other related areas; defense of numerous gun-shooting accidents involving defective guns and other related defenses; he defended complicated and complex ICC cases involving state and federal regulations for inter-state commerce of motor vehicles and railroad equipment; defending routine motor vehicle accident cases as well as complicated cases involving defective mechanical and electrical systems of many types on various machines and equipment and other defective equipment defenses.
- Cumberland County Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- North Carolina Defense Attorney's Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (National)
John is married to his wife Carole with two children: John H. Anderson, Jr. and Ashton M. Anderson. They are members of St. John's Episcopal Church and enjoy snow and water skiing, golf, tennis and sailing.
John has continued to expand his education through both Duke University Private Adjudication Center's Mediation training; and the State of North Carolina's Dispute Resolution Commission has certified John to conduct Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court Civil Actions. Martindale-Hubbell has rated John Anderson as a Preeminent Lawyer with an AV rating.
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