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J. Carter Andersen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Tampa, FL

Bush Ross, P.A.
1801 North Highland Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-224-9255
Fax: 813-223-9620
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed in Florida Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense (40%), Business Litigation (20%), Employment Litigation: Defense (20%), Professional Liability: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Carter Andersen focuses his law practice on helping clients achieve success and helping clients solve their problems.  Mr. Andersen is a twenty-plus year commercial trial lawyer and he handles business and commercial disputes and contract disputes, construction and real estate disputes, employment litigation, professional malpractice matters (defending attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers), 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.

Mr. Andersen graduated with honors from University of Florida College of Law in 1998, where he was a member of both the Law Review and the Order of the Coif.  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 currently is a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, representing the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.  Mr. Andersen also currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Univesity of Florida Law Center Association, Inc. and he is a Past President of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  Mr. Andersen recently was re-appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve a third 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.

Mr. Andersen serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Florida Alumni Association, (2013-Present).  He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation from 2010 to 2016.  Mr. Andersen served as a barrister in the J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court from 2016 to 2019.  Mr. Andersen is a gradute of Leadership Tampa, Class of 2006, and Leadership Floirda (Class XXXIII) (2015).

Mr. Andersen is a member of The Floirda Bar and The District of Columbia Bar.

About J. Carter Andersen

First Admitted: 1998, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Trustee, University of Florida Levin College of Law (2012 - present)
  • Director, University of Florida Alumni Association (2013-Present)
  • Director, Hillsborough County Bar Foundation (2011 - present)
  • President, Hillsborough County Bar Association (2015-2016)
  • Director, Hillsborough County Bar Association (2008 - present)
  • Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission (2010 - present; Chair, 2012 - 2013)

Industry Groups

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Public Utilities
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Office Location for J. Carter Andersen

1801 North Highland Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

Last Updated: 9/21/2021

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