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James R. Andersen
James R. Andersen
James R. Andersen Biography


Mr. Andersen, an AV rated Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and the Managing Partner of Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, LLC, became a Partner in 2009. Mr. Andersen has handled a wide variety of litigation matters including litigation involving truck drivers and their employers, products liability matters, construction litigation, and medical and dental malpractice matters. He has tried well over one hundred jury trials in courts throughout the state of Maryland, in the United States District Court and even a jury trial in the Alameda County Superior Court in California.

Immediately following law school, Mr. Andersen served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Paul E. Alpert in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Currently, Mr. Andersen enjoys coaching his son’s baseball teams, playing golf and is a Civil War enthusiast. He resides in Carroll County, Maryland with his wife Amy and their three children.

James R. Andersen Education


Law School

University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. cum laude 1988


University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (Government & Politics) 1983

James R. Andersen Education


  • Transportation
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • General Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
James R. Andersen Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Affiliations

Maryland Super Lawyers, 2017 - 2021
AV Rated Preeminate - Martindale-Hubbell
American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

James R. Andersen Court Admissions

Court Admissions

Maryland, 1988
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1992
United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 2001

James R. Andersen Publications & Speaking Engagements

Publications & Speaking Engagements

James R. Andersen Civic


Board Member, Carroll Hospital Center, 2013 - 2019