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Kelly L Andersen

Medical malpractice Attorney at Medford, OR

4.6   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1979
    Status
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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, held 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, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering the western United States), and the United States Court of Federal Claims, headquartered in Washington D.C.

 

Kelly and his wife, Liz, live in Southern Oregon. Together they have ten children and five grandchildren. Kelly 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 Church and civic organizations. He loves to help people  through the practice of law.

Location

Andersen Morse & Linthorst
1730 E McAndrews Rd Ste A
Medford, OR, 97504-5575

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Posted by Rob | January 8, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic
Kelly was a big help to me at a very scary time in my life. Honest intelligent kind man. I highly recommended him!
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Successful medical malpractice suit
I would not hesitate to recommend Kelly Andersen. He was very thorough and professional in helping me resolve a medical malpractice suit. After suffering malpractice during a routine surgery I was finding it difficult to resolve the situation on my own. My husband and I had a consultation with Kelly and found him to be compassionate and understanding. It was a relief to be able to put the case in his hands. He and his staff were prompt to answer questions and kept us informed throughout the process. We were able to settle our case without going to court and we so appreciate Kelly’s expertise in handling our case.
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Posted by Gayle | May 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Integrity, Compassion, Excellence
Kelly Andersen is not only an honest, dedicated and professional attorney, but one with intelligence and compassion. I was involved in an unfortunate situation and after interviewing several attorneys, I made the best possible decision when I hired Mr. Andersen. He was patient, understanding, thorough and experienced and at all times had my best interests at the forefront. His staff was outstanding as well; responsive and caring at all times. I felt well cared for, as they all made things as easy as possible for me, while still representing me to the highest degree. Working with Mr. Andersen through this long and difficult time gave me peace of mind. Because of his competence and compassion, I knew he would advocate strongly for me, and he did. I will always be extremely grateful and appreciative for all Kelly Andersen did for me. I highly recommend him as an attorney of intelligence, integrity and excellence.
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Posted by Lauren | April 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My Highest Recommendation
Kelly Andersen helped me and my family during a time of great loss and despair after the tragic death of my spouse. He was attentive, kind, respectful, and I know he sincerely cares about me and my children. I can't say enough good things about him, and give him my highest recommendation. He is a brilliant lawyer, and a good man.
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Posted by Michael | April 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Kelly Anderson represented me in a legal malpractice suit against a large firm in Portland. This spanned four years to completion. His high level of integrity, intelligence, loyalty and dogged determination was impressive. I felt well represented and well supported. After an almost 2 week jury trial, he prevailed. The entire amount we asked for judgement of $3,500,000 was awarded.
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Posted by Shauna | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
More than I hoped for
Kelly Anderson recently represented me and I could not have asked or prayed for a better lawyer. Both his knowledge, and integrity stood out to me from the beginning. He worked extremely hard and was patient with my questions and concerns when they would arise. He responded to emails and phone calls quickly and I never felt brushed aside. He’s a good man and does right by the client. I would highly recommend him and I’m grateful God put him in my path during a difficult situation and time.
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Posted by David | April 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
family tragedy
Our family suffered a tragic loss at the hand of an intoxicated driver. Kelly represented our family with remarkable tenacity and gentleness in a time of great difficulty. He is smart, insightful and pays great attention to detail. I have since observed his determination to achieve a fair and equitable outcome for his clients on many occasions. He is truly a great credit to his occupation. I would feel to be in good hands with Mr. Andersen in any circumstance in a court of law. He represents the best his occupation has to offer.
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Posted by Lee Newton | April 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Kelly Andersen
Without reservation I highly recommend Kelly Andersen. I worked with Kelly throughout a terrible time in my life. I was broken, terrified, confused and freshly 18 years old. Kelly fought for me, for what is right and without promise of compensation. He continues to represent me and I will always be grateful. couldn’t have found a better lawyer than Kelly Andersen. If you are looking for someone who is professional, honest, intelligent, kind and will always look out for your best intentions call Kelly. Thank you Kelly, you made all the difference.
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Posted by Amy | April 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant and Honest Lawyer
Kelly Andersen is a brilliant lawyer with vast experience. He handled my case with incredible professionalism and had my back every step of the way. Not only is he extremely honest, but he will do everything in his power to help and protect you from being harmed further. Kelly is also very easy to work with. From the moment I met Kelly, I could tell he was not only a knowledgeable attorney but also an individual of great integrity and character. Instantly, I felt at ease with his approach to my matter. He is a true seeker of justice for those who need help. He explained everything to me so that I would know what to expect, and all possible outcomes that could potentially occur. I always felt complete confidence in his professional knowledge and actions. If you are looking for an attorney to guide you through the legal process with great care and dedication, look no further. Hiring Kelly will be the best decision you ever make and I will forever be so grateful to him for all he did for me.
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Posted by Sue | February 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DIDN'T WORK FOR ME
I was a client of Mr. Andersen's firm for a serious nerve damage personal injury from a fall. A few months later Mr. Andersen sent me a Christmas card from the firm, and then 3 months later his associate called me to come in to his office. I gathered up all of my documentation for that consultation. Instead of discussing my case as I had been expecting, Kelly L Andersen withdrew from representing me because they weren't comfortable that it was a 'premise liability' case although they had known that from the very beginning. I was stunned and discouraged! And I cried. I was extremely shaken because his firm's withdrawal left me just 10 days to find new counsel before the 2-year statute from the date of the injury would expire after which I couldn't file suit for damages. I had to scramble fast to find another lawyer. After a few of rejections and feeling that no one would help me, luckily for me I found another attorney who took my case. As I said, my injury was serious and my new attorney and I settled for over a half million dollars. Mr. Andersen could have caused me substantial harm by withdrawing from my case, especially so close to the statute expiration. So no, I don't recommend Kelly Williams.
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Response from Kelly Andersen April 24, 2019
Dear Sue, We are sorry you had a bad experience with an attorney, but you are confusing our firm with some other law firm you may have contacted. This is clear, not only from our own records but also from your own statements. You refer to having received a Christmas card from us. We did not send Christmas cards in 2018. You also end by saying you would not recommend "Kelly Williams." We do not know who that person is. Our records show that you contacted our office in July 2018 for an injury that occurred in July 2017, one year earlier. By the time you contacted us you had already filed a lawsuit, claiming a total of $500,000 for all your damages. We declined your case on the same day you contacted us because - based on the information you provided - we did not believe the property owner was responsible for your fall. This was a full year before the statute of limitations would expire in July 2019. We would not withdraw from any case just 10 days before the statute of limitations if we had been working on the case for months. If we had ever been that close to the deadline, we would have filed the case in court in order to meet the statute of limitations. We then would have served a summons on each defendant. Only after safeguarding our client’s claim would we ever withdraw from any case that close to the statute of limitations. We are sorry you had such a bad experience with a law firm, but it was not with us. Best, Kelly
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Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Andersen Morse & Linthorst
  • 2018 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Kelly L. Andersen, PC
  • 1996 - 2018

Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • William V. Deatherage American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Products Liability Section
  • Past Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • William V. Deatherage American Inns of Court
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • John V. Acosta Professionalism Award
  • Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Trial Lawyer
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Invited Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Society of Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Society of Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Senior Counsel
  • American College of Barristers
  • 2001
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1997
  • Advocate
  • National College of Advocacy
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Oregon Trial Lawyer
  • How to Deal with Difficult Clients
  • 2018
  • Medford Mail Tribune
  • My adventure: Cherished views on the climb up Mount Shasta
  • 2017
  • Medford Mail Tribuine
  • Guest Opinion: Bill would restore justice for those injured by negligence
  • 2017
  • Medford Mail Tribune
  • The Mountain Now Lives Inside
  • 2017
  • Medford Mail Tribune
  • Preparing for a climb up 22,814-foot Aconcagua
  • 2017
  • The Bencher (American Inns of Court)
  • Ten Tips for Achieving Better Work-Life Balance
  • 2016
  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Presenting Evidence Visually
  • 2016
  • Oregon State Bar Bulletin
  • Creating Effective Visual Presentations: A Better Way
  • 2016
  • Medford Mail Tribune
  • Scouting the Castle Crags
  • 2015
  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Taming the Lion – the Evidence Rule
  • 2014
  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Innovative Ways to Use Requests for Admissions
  • 2013
  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Ten Tips for Dealing with the Difficult Client
  • 2013
  • Oregon State Bar, Book on Torts
  • Negligence: The Basic Elements
  • 2012
  • Oregon State Bar Bulletin
  • If I were Young Again: Reflections on the First 30 Years
  • 2011
  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Success with Positively Motivated Clients
  • 2011
  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Lessons Learned – What David Ball Can Teach Us
  • 2009
  • Trial Lawyer (OTLA)
  • Keep Balance, Keys to Good Law Firm Economics
  • 2009
  • Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association Newsletter
  • What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know
  • 2006
  • Oregon State Bar Bulletin
  • To Be Free
  • 2004
  • Products Liability newsletter
  • Informal Focus Groups
  • 2004
  • Products Liability Newsletter
  • Beating the Statute of Limitations in a Products Liability Case
  • 2004
  • Oregon State Bar Bulletin
  • Sleeping Where The Wind Blows
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Academy 201
  • Closing Argument, Verdict and Post-Trial Issues
  • 2017
  • Multnomah Bar Association Monthly Meeting
  • Four Vital iPad Apps for Use at Trial
  • 2017
  • OTLA Annual Convention
  • Money, Money, Money: Ethical Issues
  • 2016
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Use of Four Vital iPad Apps in the Courtroom
  • 2016
  • Oregon Law Institute
  • The Modern Trial: Cutting Edge Use of Visualization and Technology
  • 2016
  • American Inns of Court
  • From Haunted and Harried to Beauty and Bliss: How to Enhance and Ennoble the Practice of Law by Achieving and Work-Life Balance
  • 2016
  • OTLA Annual Convention
  • The Ten Most Important Things I Have Learned in 36 Years Practicing Law
  • 2015
  • Oregon Law Institute
  • iPad for Legal Professionals
  • 2015
  • American Inns of Court
  • Using Focus Groups and Jury Consultants to Help Prepare for Trial
  • 2015
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • Effective Voir Dire and Opening Statements
  • 2014
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • iPad Apps and Tips for the Courtroom, the Office, and on the Road
  • 2014
  • Discovery CLE
  • Requests for Admissions
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • Using the iPad at Trial
  • 2013
  • Annual MVC CLE
  • MIST at Trial: Voir Dire and Opening Statement
  • 2013
  • WSAJ & OTLA Annual Conference
  • Effective Use of iPads in Your Practice
  • 2012
  • Oregon Law Institute
  • Effective Use of iPads in Medical Negligence Cases
  • 2012
  • Multnomah Bar Foundation
  • iPad Apps and Tips for the Courtroom, the Office, and on the Road
  • 2012
  • Motor Vehicle All Star CLE
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims: Tips and Trips
  • 2012
  • Litigator Lunch, Book Review
  • Now What Makes Juries Listen
  • 2012
  • Litigator Lunch, Book Review
  • Twelve Heroes, One Voice
  • 2012
  • American Inns of Court
  • Conquering the Challenges of Voir Dire
  • 2012
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Car accident Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is professional, hard working, thoughtful , and generous. I have known Kelly for years. I have referred and will continue to refer cases to Kelly because I know he is a great lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the privilege of working in the same community as Kelly. Having seen him teach a continuing legal education event and share his knowledge of voire dire, his deftness with technology and his ability to cleanly and concisely articulate a complex point with a crowd of younger attorneys - I can attest to Kelly's abilities in a courtroom setting. I serve on a board with Kelly and find his observations, advice to the group and goals for the organization to be spot on. I would endorse Kelly for any of his practice areas as one of the top attorneys in the Valley or the State. His reputation is deserved."
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Medford Medical malpractice Lawyer Kelly L Andersen
Kelly L Andersen
Medical malpractice Attorney
Medford, OR
Licensed for 44 years