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Lisa Ann Anderson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Panama City, FL

4.6   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Lisa

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After graduating from Bay High School, Lisa continued working with her family’s ventures including managing a successful seafood restaurant, seafood market and assisting in her father’s international tuna distributorship. In 1994, Lisa received her associates degree from Gulf Coast Community College and then transferred to American University in Washington, DC. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Law & Society in May 1996.

After spending the summer back home in Panama City Beach, Lisa began classes at Stetson Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. Throughout law school, she played on the powder-puff flag football team and even led her team to the intramural championship in her third year. In addition to her regular course work, she was selected for the Moot Court Board and received awards for her oral arguments at the 1997 National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition in San Diego, California, and at the 1998 Jessup International Moot Court Competition held in Gainesville, Florida. She clerked for the Honorable Thomas Pennick, Florida State Court Circuit Judge and the Honorable Mary Scriven, Federal Magistrate for the Middle District of Florida. Lisa also participated in the prosecution clinic and assisted prosecuting cases handled by Sixth Circuit State Attorney Bernie McCabe’s office. She spent a semester in Rhodes, Greece and earned credits in admiralty and maritime law at Tulane University’s International Study Abroad program. In her third year, she worked for Carlson & Meissner providing litigation support and preparing pretrial motions and memoranda in their civil division.

Upon graduating from Stetson Law in 1999, she was offered a position as the Judicial Staff Attorney in her hometown of Panama City. In 2001, she went into private practice and has practiced exclusively criminal defense.

She chaired the First Saturday legal clinic and currently serves as Bay County’s Chapter Representative to the Florida Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Lisa is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), an organization devoted to improvement of the criminal defense bar. In 2005-2006, she tried 12 consecutive DUI cases–all resulting in acquittals.

Her defense practice has included criminal representation on cases such as possession, trafficking, grand theft, aggravated battery, sex offenses, violations of probation, fleeing & eluding, stalking, DUI, and all traffic offenses.

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4.6 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by James | August 13, 2014
Lisa saved my life
You could not have a better attorney, Thank you, Lisa , from myself and my family
Posted by rebecca | February 11, 2012
she is awsome
Lisa represented me and my daughter both a couple of times and did an awsome job if you ever need a criminal defense lawyer i would recomend her highly
Posted by Zachary | June 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Anderson is top notch, and extremely professional, and so very responsive. I had a rather complicated case, as I live out of state, and had a legal issue from 4 years ago. I lost count of how many lawyers I tried to contact, and didn’t even get so much as a phone call back. I contacted Ms. Anderson, and had a phone consultation scheduled the very next day. She was thorough, and answered any questions I had, and didn’t sugar coat anything. Shortly after retaining her, she did everything she said she would, and promptly took care of things. Two weeks later, everything was resolved in my favor. I can not thank her enough!
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Posted by Sherri | January 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Would hire her again and again - If needed!!!
An amazing Attorney that works hard for her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants someone that will have your back and fight for what’s right. She will shock you with her preparedness for court hearing... Far more than I ever expected.... Goes the extra mile...
Posted by Ismael | October 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Hired her to represent me after a Panama city police officer pulled me over and wrote me a ticket which in honesty was not justified. The officer wrote a dismissal letter to the court on court day. Lisa did not sell me a I can fix it all talk, she was honest upfront. I highly recommend her service
Posted by Laura | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa Anderson Literally Saved My Life
I went to Mrs. Anderson with a DUI and it wasn't my 1st, nor my 2nd. I was facing prison and dealing with immeasurable depression because of the nightmarish situation. But Mrs. Anderson was able to find malpractices by the arresting cops, and advocated for me for over 3 years! The negotiated result was better than I could have ever expected and I will be forever grateful! Lisa Anderson is an AMAZING attorney - I shudder to think what my life would be like had I not hired her.
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Posted by Lance Ayers | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional experience
Ms. Anderson listened to me explain my issue and quickly took action to resolve a super speeding ticket that put my son over his points resulting in license suspension. She submitted a motion and the charges were adjudicated. Unfortunately, our state wanted the letter to either say the charges were dropped or that the speeding fine was reduced. Ms. Anderson went back to the court and was able to get the speed reduced. Our state accepted the letter and my son's license was reinstated. Lisa and her team are fantastic! I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Frank | May 5, 2008
Frank Reiland
Lisa is one of the best criminal attorneys I have ever seen. She has excellent trial organization and is excellent at the examination and cross examination of witnesses. And her closing argument is some of the best Ive seen, better than most on Court TV. She is an impressive attorney.
Posted by James | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did not do anything for my case
I hired Lisa to fight my first speeding ticket ever in my 13 years of driving history. I was told she could most likely have my ticket thrown out, but at the very least reduced. Neither of these occurred and all I got was an email from her assistant stating the judge agreed to have to adjudication withheld so no points would go on my license (something a MUCH cheaper online traffic school could have done) and I still needed to pay my entire original fine (on top of lawyer fees). Save yourself the money and either pay your fine or hire a lawyer who’s willing to fight for you.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lisa Anderson Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bollinger & Anderson
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Staff Attorney
  • 14th Judicial Circuit
  • 1999 - 2001


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • Gulf Coast Community College
  • Associates Degree
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • State v. Cox
  • Motion to suppress granted.
  • State v. Hunt
  • State's motion to consolidate denied.
  • State v. Bollinger
  • Traffic charge dismissed.
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  • Chair of Legislative Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Chapter Representative
  • 2006 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2009-2010 Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2010
  • 2008-2009 Rising Star
  • SuperLawer
  • 2009


  • Strategies for Defending DUI Cases in Florida, Aspatore Book publication
  • Disabling the Prosecution’s Case in High-Stakes Florida DUI Cases
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Best Defense with Jaime Floyd
  • Boot Camp Trial
  • 2007
  • Know Your Rights: Today's Constitution
  • Criminal Law
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse Lisa Anderson. She is an amazing attorney and always a staunch advocate for her clients. She is creative, innovative and always prepared."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is my pleasure to endorse Lisa Anderson without reservation. I have had the unique opportunity to have cases both with Lisa and against her (representing a co-defendant of her client, and as an Assistant State Attorney respectfully). In addition to being a trial attorney of the highest caliber, Lisa is diligent, persistent and very knowledgeable about the law. Lisa is a well liked, well respected leader in the Bay County Criminal Defense Bar and an excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is an exceptional lawyer. She is talented, intelligent, diligent, resourceful and connected. She grew up in this small community, and comes from a family which is both well know and respected. I have referred cases to her and every client referred has spoken highly of her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is a skilled litigator in the area of DUI Defense. Her knowledge of this complex area of the law is impressive. I have enjoyed the opportunity to personally observe Lisa in trial and must admit I walked away impressed with her ability to effectively communicate the critical issues persuasively. Without reservation, I endorse Lisa Anderson."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having been a member of the National College for DUI Defense for over 10 years now, and as an annual attendee of two to three national DUI defense seminars, I have been privileged to get to know many of our nation's finest DUI defense attorneys. Lisa Anderson is undoubtedly amongst this select group. She has a reputation for professional excellence both in and out of the state of Florida. She is known to be a well trained, experienced, compassionate DUI defense attorney. I proudly endorse Lisa Anderson."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Anderson is an extremely capable trial lawyer. Her preparation and effort is second to none. She is well versed in the area of DUI law, and has an exemplary reputation for quality legal work, research and client care. I highly recommend Ms Anderson for anyone facing criminal DUI charges."
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Panama City DUI and DWI Lawyer Lisa Ann Anderson
Lisa Ann Anderson
DUI and DWI Attorney
Panama City, FL
Licensed for 24 years
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