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J. Carter Andersen

Experience Carter Andersen has extensive experience handling complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution settings, including arbitration and mediation. 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 is certified as a Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. 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. Bar Admissions Mr. Andersen is admitted to practice in Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle,Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits. Education University of Florida, B.S., 1991 University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1998 University of Florida Law Review Order of the Coif Florida Blue Key Recognitions, Associations and Professional Activities Mr. Andersen currently serves as Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Mr. Andersen also serves on the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Board of Directors and formerly served the Hillsborough County Bar Association as Chair of the Mediators and Arbitrators Section and Co-Chair of the Young Lawyer's Division Committee on Professionalism and Ethics. Mr. Andersen also currently serves on the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation's Board of Directors and as a Trustee for the University of Florida Law Center Association, Inc. Mr. Andersen also currently serves on the Florida Bar Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Mr. Andersen is a graduate of the Leadership Tampa Class of 2006. Mr. Andersen is an active member of The Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. He 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. Mr. Andersen was recognized in 2007 as the Outstanding Young Alumnus by the University of Florida Levin College of Law and is a Past-President of the UF Law Alumni Council. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Andersen was a Pupil and then a Barrister in the Tampa Bay Inn Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Mr. Andersen has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in from 2010 to 2013. He also has been named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine for 2011 and 2012 and to Florida's "Up & Coming Legal Elite" by Florida Trend from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Andersen has also been named a "Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine in 2011 and 2012 and a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine in 2008 and 2009. Mr. Andersen has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Personal Mr. Andersen was born in Gainesville, Florida and raised in Tampa, Florida and Alexandria, Virginia.