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David A. Anderson

David A. Anderson



  • Appellate
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries



Dave Anderson helps clients throughout Oregon’s diverse industries to litigate business disputes and resolve succession issues. His clients range from large businesses asserting rights related to commercial property, to trustees, personal representatives and beneficiaries asserting rights under succession and estate plans. A third-generation Oregonian, Dave has a deep appreciation for the role his clients play in the state’s economy and growth.

Dave is a creative, efficient and detail-oriented litigator with experience in Oregon’s courts at all levels, as well as alternative dispute resolution venues. He applies his varied experiences to tailor a cost-effective resolution path to each client’s goals.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts


  • Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor degree (2009)
  • University of Puget Sound, Bachelor of Arts degree (2004)
Areas of Practice

Appellate | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Privately Held Businesses & Enterprises

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Successfully defended clients’ agricultural easement and recovered all costs and attorney fees.
  • Favorably resolved petitioner’s claim to spousal elective share by winning court approval for asset allocation.
  • Defended a national financial institution in complex lender liability litigation by identifying and developing claims to leverage optimal settlement.
  • Defended a regional business against customer claim by proving at trial that customer experienced no damages.


  • OP-ED: Improper Liens Can Potentially Be Discharged Quickly Via Little-Used Statute
  • OP-ED: Observe Safety Measures to Restrict Exposure to Little-Known Law
  • Items to Consider in Dispute Resolutions During the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • OP-ED: Increased Data on Marijuana Use Crystallizes Risk Management
  • OP-ED: Negotiation Strength Comes From Recognizing its Existence
  • OP-ED: New communications still must fit old legal rules
  • OP-ED: Federal contractors, litigate in Hawaii only by choice
  • OP-ED: The Importance of a Balanced Approach to Writing
  • Compliance with Public Bidding Rules Requires Planning
  • 'Dracula' Claims Can Be Avoided
  • Oregon Court of Appeals Decision Sends a Warning to Contractors About Collection Practices
  • Contract Is (Still) King

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