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Kelly L. Andersen graduated from the Brigham Young University
School of Law at Provo, Utah in 1979. He has served as a trial attorney since
that time. He has also received advanced training from the National
College of Advocacy 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, in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of
Appeals (covering the western United States), and in the United States
Court of Federal Claims, headquartered in Washington D.C.

Kelly and his wife, Jamie, have six children and four grandchildren.
They have lived in Southern Oregon since 1979. He 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 the Boy Scouts of America programs. He loves to help people through the practice of law.


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    38 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    38 years
  3. Car Accident: 15%
    38 years
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 15%
    38 years
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 

Attorney endorsements

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  • David A Devilleneuve

    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.


    David Devilleneuve Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Justin N Rosas

    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.


    Justin Rosas Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kelly L Andersen

1730 E McAndrews Rd Ste A
Medford, OR, 97504-5575


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Oregon Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Society of Outstanding Lawyers of AmericaSociety of Outstanding Lawyers of America2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Senior CounselAmerican College of Barristers2001
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1997
AdvocateNational College of Advocacy1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Kelly L. Andersen, PC1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
William V. Deatherage American Inn of CourtMaster2011 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1979 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Jackson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Southern Oregon Federal Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Oregon State Bar, Products Liability SectionPast Executive CommitteeN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Lawyer (OTLA)Lessons Learned – What David Ball Can Teach Us2009
Trial Lawyer (OTLA)Keep Balance, Keys to Good Law Firm Economics2009
Southern Oregon Federal Bar Association NewsletterWhat You Don’t Know You Don’t Know2006
Products Liability NewsletterBeating the Statute of Limitations in a Products Liability Case2004
Oregon State Bar BulletinTo Be Free2004
Products Liability newsletterInformal Focus Groups2004
Oregon State Bar BulletinSleeping Where The Wind Blows2002
Oregon Law JournalFiling in State or Federal Court2001
Oregon State Bar BulletinPiloting Your Practice2001
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association MagazineMaking a Difference: Persistence Prevails, Spousal Support Payment Secured2001
Oregon State Bar BulletinThe Genie Is Out Of The Bottle2000
Oregon State Bar BulletinLincoln The Lawyer1998
Oregon State Bar BulletinIt's Not So Bad1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Brigham Young UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSAJ & OTLA Annual ConferenceEffective Use of iPads in Your Practice2012
CLEEvaluating the Wrongful Death Case2010
AALJ ConferenceIncreasing Productivity in the Practice of Law2010
Oregon Trial Lawyer's Association Annual ConventionTime Management2009
CLEDifferences in State and Federal Evidence Codes2006
Lorman Education SeminarsFourteen Steps to Greater Productivity2004
HIPAA: Privacy of Medical RecordsDisclosure of Medical Records and Pending Litigation2003
CLEKeeping Up With the Times: Presentation of Evidence in Electronic Form2003
CLEShepherding a Case in Federal Court2001
CLEDiscovery Issues in Civil Cases2001
CLEChoosing Between a State and Federal Forum in Civil Cases1999