Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Jerry Anders has 30 years experience in litigation and trials involving personal injuries, construction defects, product liability, premises liability and negligence. As Co-chair of the Construction and Surety Practice Group, he works with engineers, architects, developers, contractors and sub-contractors to resolve issues involving construction, contracts, building products, soil engineering, stucco and water intrusion.
Jerry also has significant experience in trying product liability cases and has handled claims involving cranes, bulldozers, loaders, trucks, automobiles, aircraft, conveyors, hoists, pumps, lifts, and consumer products. He has also handled significant cases involving design claims, warnings and crashworthiness and toxic torts. Jerry regularly advises and represents manufacturers, primary insurance carriers and excess insurance carriers in catastrophic cases and bad faith claims. He has experience as national counsel for a manufacturer involved in asbestos litigation and is actively managing asbestos cases for two national companies.
In addition, Jerry has successfully handled to conclusion or tried commercial cases and contract cases involving steel tubing used in gas wells, pipe manufacturers, construction equipment manufacturers, sprinkler fire suppression equipment, adhesives and disputes involving purchase orders and steel fabrication
Jerry has published materials on numerous subjects including spoliation of evidence, product defects and consumer conduct, causation in product liability cases, and a component manufacturer's duty to warn. He has also lectured on handling a construction defect case, evidence and trucking claims. His speaking engagements have included presentations at the request of The Defense Research Institute, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, National Business Institute, Metal Treating Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel.
Jerry is a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council. By appointment of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, he served two terms on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Civil Procedural Rules Committee. He has argued cases before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Jerry is the former Chairman of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute Product Liability Committee.
In law school, Jerry was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif, a National Honor Society, whose membership is limited to the top ten percent of the graduating class and completed a term as a Law Clerk to the President Judge on the Lehigh Court of Common Pleas before starting his career at White and Williams.
|Areas of Practice||1) Construction and Surety, 2) General Commercial Litigation, 3) Product Liability, 4) Third-Party Personal Injury Claims, 5) Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability and 6) Transportation|
|Law School||University of Pittsburgh School of Law, (J.D., 1978)|
|Education||Franklin and Marshall College, (AB, 1975)|
|Bar Member / Association||Pennsylvania, Pro hac vice in other jurisdictions|
|Most recent firm||White and Williams LLP|
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