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Christopher T. Anderson

Christopher T. Anderson

Practice areas:

Small Business, Employment & Labor

About Me

I help the owners of small businesses make better decisions about their enterprises.  I understand that almost nobody comes to a lawyer with a "legal probem."  I help my clients because they have a problem that impacts their business, or them personally.   A legal situation in which they may find themselves may very well impact the personal/business problem, but we quickly find out that if it didn't impact their Money, their Time, or their Reputation ... it wouldn't really matter. 


I help business owners get from where they are ... to where they want to be.  By working with my clients to understand their entire situation, we are often able to work together to find real solutions to the problem(s), AND to prevent them from recurring.  We often  find ways to improve their business overall.


I also work with my clients to help them grow a business that works for them (and not the other way around.)  I have found that many small business owners have not created a business plan that states, in writing, how the business is supposed to make money for its stakeholders. (The owner(s), other shareholders/investors, or those that have a claim on their time and attention.) 


While most people would refuse to invest in another business without understanding how they would get their investment (and a reasonable return) back, they don't have the same assurances about their own business.  When "times get tough," the solution is often to work harder, work longer, and perhaps, start to cut corners.  The Owner starts working for the business.


I am an entrepreneur.  I am an experienced attorney.  I am counsel and advisor to many small businesses, owners and employees.


Most lawyers put their credentials at the beginning.  I am proud of mine, but wanted you to understand what it is I do for my clients first.  But, since no Bio would be complete without the particulars: 


I am a graduate of Cornell University, and the University of Georgia School of Law. I am admitted to practice before all trial and appellate courts in the states of Georgia and New York as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.


I am also a pilot, and enjoy flying to meet with some of my clients.


 


And most of all, I am a Dad.  Because none of this is worth it unless we focus on why we do it in the first place.  Right?

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Languages Spoken: Dutch, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
  2. Small Business: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($450-600/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Debra Mcdonald Finch

    I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an excellent attorney, detail-oriented, who works hard to obtain a positive outcome for his clients.

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    Debra Finch Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

AndersonDodson, P.C.

11 Broadway.
Suite. 615
New York, NY, 10004

Christopher T. Anderson, P.C.

196 Alps Road
PMB 255
Athens, GA, 30606

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200107/07/2015
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Order of the BarristerUniversity of Georgia School of Law1994
Lumpkin Inn of CourtUniversity of Georgia1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerAndersonDodson, P.C.2014 - Present
VP/General CounselHow To Manage A Small Law Firm2014 - Present
Product ManagerLexisNexis2010 - 2014
Managing PartnerTimmons, Warnes & Anderson, LLP2004 - 2011
Senior Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney, Western Judicial Circuit2002 - 2004
Associate General CounselRealLegal1999 - 2002
Assistant District AttorneyBronx County District Attorney1996 - 1999
Director, Client RelationsPMTI1994 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York City Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Athens Justice ProjectSecretary2009 - 2010
Family Law Section, Western Circuit Bar AssociationChairperson2008 - 2010
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationPanel Attorney2007 - Present
U.S. 11th Circuit Court of AppealsBar Member2005 - Present
Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
U.S. Disrtict Court - Northern and Middle Districts of GeorgiaBar Member2004 - Present
Western Circuit Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Esslinger v. EsslingerSettlement
Bellew v. Larese - International application of UCCJEAUCCJEA applied internationally

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles LawyerMitigating the Challenges of Managing Your Practice2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Cornell UniversityGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
North Carolina Bar Startup Boot CampGetting Paid: Strategies to Reaping What you Sow2014
Lex.ThinkThe End of Irrelevance2014
LegalTech New YorkTotal Cost of Ownership - Cloud vs. Premise : An Appellate Court-Style Debate2014
LegalTech New YorkSolo Success: Real-World Insights (moderator)2014
LegalTech New YorkRevolution or Evolution – The Ever Changing Landscape of Client Engagement and Expectations (panelist)2014
Florida Bar Solo and Small Firm ConferenceEffective Billing to Minimize Lost Time & Revenue: “How Do I Actually Make Money Doing This?2014
Florida Bar Annual MeetingSurvival Guide for Independent Attorneys2014
ABA TechshowSoft Targets, Hard Truths: Why You Should Protect Your Firm From Cyber Attacks2014
ABA Section of Family Law Annual MeetingCloud Computing and the Impact on the Practice of Law: Five Trends Lawyers Can’t Ignore2014
SIAA Content Division: WebinarContent Gone Wild: How to put the brakes on runaway content2013
Lex Mundi Annual MeetingSoft Targets, Hard Truths: How to Protect Your Firm From Cyber Attacks … and still remain in business2013
Legal Tech New YorkFuture of Technology and the Practice of Law: Five Trends Lawyers Can’t Ignore (panelist)2013
Chicago Bar Association Member Appreciation WeekMoneyball for Lawyers: How to Build a Major-League Law Practice2013
ABA TechShowFuture of Technology and the Practice of Law: Five Trends Lawyers Can’t Ignore (panelist)2013
2013 Strategic Solutions for Solo & Small FirmsMoneyball for Lawyers: How to Build a Major-League Law Practice2013
2013 Fall Meeting and 8th Annual National Solo & Small Firm ConferenceMoneyball for Lawyers: How to Build a Major-League Law Practice2013
Tarrant County Bar AssociationTop Disciplinary Actions Against Lawyers and Prevention Tips2012
Tarrant County Bar AssociationCloud Computing: The Impact on the Practice of Law2012
Microsoft/LexisNexis Joint CLE SeriesFinding the 25th Hour2012
Lex Mundi Annual MeetingCloud Computing: The Impact on the Practice of Law2012
Chicago Law Bulletin, Rules Day 2012TechnoSafe: Profiting with Technology2012
Chicago Bar Association Member Appreciation DayUsing Technology to Get the Most in Running Your Law Firm2012
ABA TechshowUsing Technology to Get the Most of Running a Law Firm - Making Your Practice Work For You2012
ABA GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm ConferenceFuture of Technology and the Practice of Law (Panelist)2012
Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm ConferenceBest Practices for Small Law Firm Management: Tips and Technologies to Help Simplify the Process2011
State Bar of Wisconsin, Solo and Small Firm Practice CommitteeTop 10 Ways to Minimize Risk Webinar2011
Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm ConferenceCloud computing – what does it mean and why do I care?2011
Legal Strategies - A Beasley Allen ConferenceLeveraging the Cloud: Marketing to, and Serving Your Clients2011
Beasley Allen Legal Strategies ConferenceLeveraging the Cloud: For Marketing to, and Serving Your Clients2011
LexisNexis National Sales MeetingCustomer Experience with LexisNexis2010
LexisNexis Practice Management Annual ConferenceBest Practices in law firm technology2008