Samuel Anderson

shareholder | portland | LICENSED IN Oregon & Washington

“If I can learn what my clients’ needs, wants, and stresses are, I can provide them with an efficient solution and, ultimately, better service.”

Where organization and unparalleled service meet

Sam Anderson has worked in the legal field for almost twenty years. He started as a paralegal in an Anchorage, Alaska, defense firm and ultimately worked his way up to Shareholder in our Portland office.

Davis Rothwell’s core values personally resonate with Sam, and he appreciates the collaboration and collegiality amongst attorneys and staff at the firm. Not only do these relationships keep work interesting and enjoyable, they also lead to a deeper and more efficient work product to the benefit of our clients. He attributes his practice success to a high level of communication and organization, ensuring timely and efficient analysis of complex matters with a high level of responsiveness to his clients.

His proudest accomplishment is his three children and the people they are fast becoming. In addition to spending time with his kids, Sam likes to bike ride, hike, and travel the world.




  • University of Oregon School of Law – J.D., 2003
  • University of California at Santa Cruz – B.A. with honors, 1997

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar, 2003
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2004
  • Washington State Bar, 2010
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 2012

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Selected for inclusion on the Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Stars List for 2011-2015
  • Speaker, Premier Northwest Construction Defect & Dispute Conference (2015)
  • Speaker, Hot Topics, Oregon Casualty Adjusters Spring Symposium (2012)
  • Speaker, Hot Topics, Oregon Casualty Adjusters Spring Symposium (2011)

Firm News

Organizational Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Top Construction Lawyers, Fellow

Notable Litigation Victories

  • Defense verdict in Multnomah County premises liability trial
  • Dismissal of personal injury lawsuit following discovery (Oregon)
  • Summary dismissal of personal injury lawsuit (Washington)
  • Summary dismissal of personal injury lawsuit (Oregon)