Kelly L. Andersen is a 1979 graduate of the Brigham Young University School of Law at Provo, Utah. He has served as a trial attorney since that time. He has also received advanced training from the National College of Advocacy at Stanford University and at Harvard University. Kelly is admitted to practice in both State and Federal Courts, and has served as lead counsel in cases originating in Oregon, California, Washington and Hawaii. He has also handled cases in the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (covering the western United States), and in the United States Court of Federal Claims, headquartered in Washington D.C.
Mr. Andersen is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Jackson County Bar Association, and has also served as past president of the Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association. He is also a member of the National College of Advocacy (1992), the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (1997), and is senior counsel in the American College of Barristers (2001). He has had the highest ranking (A.V. Preeminent) with Martindale-Hubbell (one of the nation's most prestigious legal directories) since 2003, and he was admitted to the Society of Outstanding Lawyers of America in 2004 and to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum in 2008 (when it was formed). Most recently, he was named as an Oregon Super Lawyer (top 5% of all attorneys) by Law & Politics in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. He has authored numerous articles in legal publications, and has been a guest lecturer for seminars presented by Lorman, the Oregon State Bar Association, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. A few of those publications and presentations are included below.
Kelly and his wife, Jamie, have six children and four grandchildren. They have lived in Southern Oregon since 1979. He loves hiking, camping, horseback riding, mountain climbing, and the great outdoors. He is also an avid bicyclist and loves to read. He has been actively involved for many years in helping youth through the Boy Scouts of America programs. He loves to help people through the practice of law.