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Mr. Anderson is a litigator who specializes in the areas of civil rights defense, municipality defense, and tort litigation. He has served as lead counsel in more than 15 jury trials and has argued numerous appeals in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Anderson has also served as an expert witness based upon his knowledge and experience in the field of civil rights.

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In 1994, Mr. Anderson graduated magna cum laude from Southern Utah University with a bachelor of arts in history. Two years later he earned a master of arts degree in history from Utah State University, graduating summa cum laude. In 1999, he received his Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University.

Mr. Anderson was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1999. He joined Marquis Aurbach Coffing in 2001 and is currently co-chair of the firm's Litigation Department. Mr. Anderson represents clients in both federal and state court. In his spare time, Mr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife, Lanta, and children Blake and Aven. His other interests include running and weightlifting.


Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 50%
    1 year
  2. Insurance: 30%
    1 year
  3. Litigation: 10%
    1 year
  4. Employment: 10%
    1 year


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  • Andre M. Lagomarsino

    I’ve worked on the other side of several cases with Mr. Anderson. He is a tough opponent and represents his clients well.


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  • Justin W. Smerber

    Craig is an excellent attorney who always exhibits the highest levels of professionalism and legal ability.


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Contact info

Marquis Aurbach Coffing

10001 Park Run Drive
Las Vegas, NV, 89145


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers in Las VegasMY VEGAS Magazine2015
Top Lawyer (Civil Rights)Desert Companion Magazine2014
Legal Elite Top Attorneys in NevadaNevada Business Magazine2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMarquis Aurbach Coffing2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada State BarN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Utah State UniversityN/AMA - Masters1996
Southern Utah UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994