Jason Anderson devotes the majority of his practice to civil appeals, which he has handled in all levels of Washington’s appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Jason has experience in various fields, including personal injury, insurance, health care, products liability, commercial disputes, family law, and more.
In addition to appeals, Jason remains active in select matters at the trial court level. He has first-chair jury trial and arbitration experience and has represented individuals and businesses in personal injury, consumer protection, and insurance bad faith litigation, including class actions. He also represents insurance carriers and producers in administrative proceedings before the Office of the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Washington, addressing matters including fines and penalties, license revocation, transaction approval, and market conduct and financial examinations.
Before beginning his practice, Jason served as a judicial clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals, where he analyzed more than 100 appeals in just over two years.
Honors and Recognitions
Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
- JD, magna cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2000
- BA, cum laude, Seattle University, Matteo Ricci College, 1997
Bar and Court Admissions
- State of Washington
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Representative Appellate Cases
- Affirmed: $1.6 million sanction against a party for bad-faith litigation. George E. Failing Co. v. Cascade Drilling, Inc., 197 Wash. App. 1019 (2016) (unpublished).
- Reversed and remanded: dismissal of personal-injury action during trial. Tapken v. Spokane County, 192 Wash. App. 1012 (2016) (unpublished).
- Reversed and remanded: judgment on jury verdict for defense in wrongful-death lawsuit. Millican v. N.A. Degerstrom, Inc., 177 Wash. App. 881, 313 P.3d 1215 (2013), review denied (2014).
- Remanded for modification: child support order. Aldridge v. Aldridge, 175 Wash. App. 1017 (2013) (unpublished).
- Affirmed: $1.6 million arbitration award for breach of contract and violation of the Consumer Protection Act; appellate fees awarded. Cummings v. Budget Tank Removal & Environmental Services, 163 Wash. App. 379, (2011).
- Vacated and remanded: marital property division. In re Marriage of Rockwell, 156 Wash. App. 1046 (2010).
- Affirmed: $7.5 million products-liability verdict. Higgins v. Intex Recreation Corp., 123 Wasj. App. 821, (2004).
- Co-author, Expansion of Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards, Appellate Practice, March 2017
- Co-author, Ten Points on Preservation of Error, For the Defense, March 2016
- Co-author, Appellate Practice Compendium, Chapter 63: Insider’s Guide to the Washington State Appellate Courts (ABA 2012)
- Washington State Appellate Practice Blog
- Washington State Insurance Regulation Blog
- Washington State Bar Association
- Honorary Member, King County Bar Association Appellate Section, Executive Committee
- Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, King County Bar Association