Thomas P. Anderson is an accomplished law teacher and trial lawyer. He has taught law students and lawyers for over 30 years in the areas of Litigation and Civil Procedure. He writes in the area of litigation. Anderson received the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (now the North Carolina Advocates for Justice) prestigious Charles Becton Award for Outstanding Teaching of Trial Advocacy. He has twice received the Outstanding Professor Teaching Award as voted on by the law students at Campbell and was the first recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He is the 2012 recipient of the James Iredell Award.
Before joining the law faculty at Campbell Anderson practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama. His trial experience includes jury trials in both civil and criminal court including wrongful death cases and first degree murder. He has argued appellate cases before both the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals and the Alabama Supreme Court.
After practicing law Anderson was a Freedman Fellow at Temple Law School where he earned a LLM degree in Legal Education. He has taught in the Emory Law School Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques program and Continuing Legal Education courses in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
While teaching at Campbell Law School Anderson coached trial teams. His teams won several regional championships and finished national competitions in the top ten including one national runner up team.
Anderson was a founding member of the North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation which is the nation’s first statewide loan repayment assistance program for attorneys working in public service careers. He served on NC Leaf’s Board of Directors from its founding in 1989 until his retirement in 2011.
Professor Anderson (a Cumberland and Temple law graduate) joined the Campbell law faculty in 1982 and retired from full-time teaching in 2011. He was named Professor of Law Emeritus by the Campbell University Board of Trustees.