Anderlini & McSweeney

Anderlini & McSweeney


Firm Overview

Our attorneys have served in leadership positions in several different legal organizations, including the California State Bar, the San Mateo Bar Association and the San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association.

Anderlini & McSweeney LLP is a midsize law firm based in San Mateo, California, formed by P. Terry Anderlini and Brian J. McSweeney, providing a wide range of legal services and representation to clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The firm's attorneys have over 70 years of combined legal experience between them, giving them the knowledge and experience to handle any case. The firm is well-known for its professionalism and high ethical standards among clients and colleagues alike.

We focus on litigation of personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, real estate, corporate and transactional business matters, estate planning, and trust administration. We have built a strong close knit team of attorneys blending veteran experience and fresh young legal talent.

Focused Attention From Veteran Attorneys

P. Terry Anderlini has more than 45 years' experience litigating in Northern California, specializing in civil litigation matters, including personal injury and medical malpractice as well as business and real estate litigation.

Brian J. McSweeney has over 27 years' experience in representing corporations and businesses in all legal matters, including transactional and litigation, real estate litigation and transactional matters, estate and trust issues, and insurance litigation and coverage.

Both P. Terry Anderlini and Brian J. McSweeney enjoy the highest rating under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review system, an AV Preeminent peer review rating.* Mr. Anderlini has also been selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers for several years.

At Anderlini & McSweeney LLP, our clients get the benefit of our attorneys' long years of legal practice. At the same time, as a midsize law firm, we can offer a benefit that many other Bay Area law firms cannot: one-on-one attention from a senior attorney who will actually handle your case from start to finish. We handle a wide range of legal problems, including:

-Personal injury
-Auto dealership representation
-Medical malpractice
-Business, corporate and employment law
-Probate and trust administration and litigation
-Estate planning
-Insurance law
-Real estate
-Mediation and arbitration

A Convenient Location in San Mateo

No matter what your case may involve, the team at Anderlini & McSweeney LLP is here to help in any way we can. Our extensive experience across such a diverse range of fields gives us a broader view of the law allowing us to see the big picture in every case and formulate innovative, out-of-the-box strategies to get the best result possible. The firm is dedicated to providing clients with efficient and cost-effective solutions to all their legal problems.

Our visitors have access to free, off-street parking adjacent to our office.

Call to Schedule an Appointment With a Burlingame Estate Planning Lawyer

If you have questions about any type of civil litigation matter, from personal injury to commercial litigation, contact a lawyer online or call 650-242-4884 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Main Office

Main Office
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo CA 94402



Personal Injury

San Mateo Personal Injury and Probate Litigation Attorneys

In our personal injury practice, we use negotiation and trial to obtain fair compensation for people with all types of injury claims:

-Auto accidents
-Bicycle accidents
-Brain injuries
-Motorcycle accidents
-Pedestrian accidents
-Premises liability lawsuits
-Public transportation accidents
-Truck accidents

We represent people with moderate injuries, as well as clients who have suffered serious trauma, including spinal injuries and fractures, as well as burn injuries and child injuries. When an accident proves fatal, we represent surviving family members in wrongful death actions.

When insurance companies engage in misconduct during the personal injury settlement process, we help our clients with bad faith claims. We also provide representation for drivers who have been in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver.

Terry Anderlini

Anderlini & McSweeney

Areas of Practice
70% Civil Litigation (Personal Injury, Business, Medical Malpratice, Legal Malpratice, Real Estate and Estate Litigation)
10% Vehicle Dealerships
10% Business Formation
10% Wills and Trusts
Trust Litigation

Litigation Percentage
70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
California, 1970
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1970

San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California
J.D. - 1969
Honors: Student Body President
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
B.A. - 1965
Honors: Vice President, College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Political Science

Representative Clients
Putnam Automobile Dealership
Serramonte Ford
Sunnyvale Ford
San Leandro Nissan

Trial Advocacy Program, Stanford Law School, 1994 - 2014
Trial Advocacy Program, USF Law School, 1998 - 2014

Honors and Awards
AV Rated

Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of California, President, 1987 - 1988
San Mateo County Bar Association, President, 1982
San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1977
Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, 1970 - Present
American Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present

Past Employment Positions
Anderlini, Finkelstein, Emerick & Smoot Law Corp., Partner, 1970 - 2008
Anderlini & Emerick LLP, Partner, 2008 - 2013

Phi Kappa Sigma


San Francisco Law School