COURTNEY E. ANDERSON, ESQ. opened her solo private practice law firm, The Law Offices of Courtney E. Anderson, in 1998 in Austin, Texas. In 2014 the firm transitioned to an internet based "virtual" law office structure due to the desire to reach a broader community of individuals and complement the professional schedule of Attorney Anderson.
Prior to opening her law practice, Ms. Anderson served as a lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin, McComb's School of Business teaching undergraduate business law. Professor Anderson currently serves on the faculty in The Graduate School in the MBA program at the University of Maryland, University College. She received the 2013 UMUC Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award for The Graduate School and the 2012 UMUC Teaching Recognition Award for The Graduate School. Professor Anderson previously served as an adjunct at several other universities over the past two decades. Ms. Anderson is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies.
Attorney Anderson has practice experience in litigation and transactional law as a general practitioner (in areas including family law, criminal defense, CPS, business law, employment law, intellectual property, probate, real estate, collections law for both debtor and creditor, bankruptcy, entertainment law and other substantive areas). Criminal law experience includes felony and misdemeanor case defense (e.g., assault, DWI, family violence, sexual assault, drug possession, etc.).
Ms. Anderson was selected to serve as a Certified Hearing Examiner for the Texas Education Agency (acting as an administrative judge) in 2011. In this capacity she presided over cases (issued orders, conducted hearings and rendered decisions) when a public school district proposed action to terminate the employment contract of an educator.
Ms. Anderson is also a mediator and arbitrator (trained at The University of Texas School of Law).
Attorney Anderson is a member of The State Bar of Texas since 1998 (Bar # 24006185) and The State Bar of Nevada since 2012, as an Emeritus Attorney only, (Bar # 12544C). She also has been a member of the Williamson County Bar Association and the Austin Bar Association. Attorney Anderson was recognized in 2013 for her Pro Bono service by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Pro Bono Project as a member of the "50 Hours Club: for dedication and service to the community by providing pro bono legal services to low income clients."
A leading international business and legal expert, Ms. Anderson also serves as a consultant, keynote speaker and corporate trainer. She has appeared as a legal and/ or business expert in The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, USA Today, COSMOPOLITAN, CNN, FOX NEWS, MSNBC, and numerous other leading media outlets.
She is a leading workplace relationship policy expert who has advised various domestic and international entities including Boeing, Cirque du Soleil, The United States House of Representatives and Wal-Mart. She researches and writes about workplace relationships that impact organizational outcomes (between management and staff, between peers, etc.), entrepreneurship, and other related issues. Ms. Anderson received the “2011 Strategic Leadership Award” at the World HRD (Human Resources Development) Congress in Mumbai, India.
Ms. Anderson holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from The University of Texas School of Law (1996), a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) (Liberal Studies with emphasis is Psychology, Criminal Justice and Human Resource Management) from Tarleton State University, part of the Texas A&M University System (M.B.A. in 2000 and M.S. in 2013) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from The University of Texas at Austin, Texas (1992).