Jim Anderson


James M. Anderson, III was born in Atlanta and received his bachelor’s degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology, followed by his law degree at the University of Georgia School of Law (J. D., cum laude 1980). He is married with two children, and is a commercial pilot.

Since beginning practice in 1980, Mr. Anderson has represented clients in civil litigation in all courts of Georgia. He has handled include a broad range of controversies, including construction, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, real property, contracts and domestic relations. Mr. Anderson has tried to conclusion as lead counsel actions in all classes of Georgia courts, U.S. District Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court.

For almost forty years, Mr. Anderson has represented AT&T and its predecessors in thousands of matters relating to telecommunications utility facility damage, construction, Construction delay damage, easement disputes and personal injury defense.

As Magistrate Court Judge, and designated Fulton County State Court Judge, Mr. Anderson handled both civil and criminal matters. He handled civil bench trials every week for approximately two and one half years, trying to conclusion a wide variety of civil actions, including personal injury, contract and debtor-creditor matters.

As the first appointed Chief Judge of the Sandy Springs Municipal Court, Mr. Anderson assisted in creating a working court for the new City of Sandy Springs, with a population of approximately one hundred thousand persons, and served as a judge in that court for over eight years.

Legal Employment:
Municipal Court Judge, Sandy Springs, Georgia, December, 2005-2014
Magistrate Judge, Fulton County, Georgia, February, 2010-2015
Anderson & Ealick, P.C., 1980 – present (Partner)

Mediation Training:
Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, Registered Mediator and Arbitrator

Administrative Fee:

$75.00 per party per day

Mediation Rates:

2 Party Case: $175.00 per hour per party

3 Party (or more) Case:  $150.00 per hour per party