Selected To:
Super Lawyer for Admiralty and Maritime Law 2007-2016
Best Lawyers in America (2007, 2008, 2009, 2014)

Bar Admissions
Florida, 1976

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Military Appeals

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty & Maritime

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Insurance

  • Products Liability

  • Transportation

University of Miami, Ocean and Coastal Law (LL.M., 1987)
University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1976, Magna Cum Laude)
U.S. Coast Guard Academy (B.S., 1969)

Military Service
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (1969-1989) (Retired)
Surface Operations and Law Specialist

Reported Cases
"Maritime Law and Practice" (Editor, FL Bar, 1997)
"Salvage and Recreational Vessels", 6 U.S.F. Mar. L.J. 203 (1993)
"Salvage and Recreational Vessels", 6 U.S.F. Mar. L.J. 203 (1993) "Practice Guide: Pleasure Boats", 4 U.S.F. Mar. L.J. 99 (1992)

Andrew Anderson

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In Memoriam of Andrew Anderson​

ANDREW W. ANDERSON is a partner in both Chartwell’s Miami and Deerfield Beach offices.   Mr. Anderson graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, with a B.S. in 1969, and earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami, School of Law in 1976.  In addition, Mr. Anderson received his LL.M. Degree, Ocean and Coastal Law from the University of Miami in 1987. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Court of Military Appeals. Mr. Anderson concentrates his practice in admiralty and maritime law, commercial litigation, products liability, and insurance coverage litigation. 

He is an active member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club, and the Miami Marine Arbitration Council. Mr. Anderson has served as a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the University of Miami School Of Law (Marine Insurance, Admiralty) and the Florida International University College of Law (Admiralty).

Professional Associations

Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member: Coast Guard and Navigation Committee; Recreational Boating Committee)
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club (Seminar Committee Chair, 2000)
Miami Marine Arbitration Council
Defense Research Institute
Board Certified, Admiralty and Maritime Law
AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating possible)