Conrad Anderson

L. Conrad Anderson IV

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  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 2007, magna cum laude
  • University of Mississippi
    B.A., 2003, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2007
About Conrad
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    Most of my commercial litigation is on behalf of those in the financial industry, primarily banks, broker-dealers, and accounting firms. On the construction litigation side, I represent general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers on issues ranging from contract negotiation and payment disputes, to building defects and premises liability claims.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?
  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?

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  • Class Action Defense (Fraud / RICO): Represented publicly-traded retail property owner/manager in nationwide RICO class action alleging fraudulent utility charges assessed to tenants. 
  • Class Action Defense (PPP Litigation): Defended multiple banks in PPP class actions in Georgia, Florida and Texas regarding alleged failure to pay “agent fees” and prioritization of loan applications.
  • Defense Verdict--Toxic Exposure: Lead counsel in 2+ week jury trial that was the culmination of a lawsuit spanning 7 years. The plaintiff allegedly suffered a catastrophic injury at the client's lime processing plant, incurring over $3 million in medical expenses and projecting over $7 million for future care. Plaintiff's counsel asked the jury to award $16-25 million, and the jury returned a verdict for the defense. (May 2017)
  • Miller Act Litigation: Represented subcontractors and material suppliers in obtaining payments from sureties on government construction projects. (2010-2014)
  • Construction Defect Defense: Successfully defended commercial homebuilder in construction defect litigation concerning foundation installation and weatherproofing. (2016)
  • Six-Figure Verdict--Business Sales Transaction: Represented former business owner in action against the purchaser who failed to comply with payment obligations and counterclaimed for fraud. The jury rejected the purchaser's claims and returned a verdict in favor of the seller client, awarding the full amount of damages requested. (2015)
  • Class Action Defense (Payment Processing by Bank): Defended bank against alleged unlawful processing of "payday loans" through ACH system. (2015)
  • Class Action Defense (Fee / Surcharge Litigation): Defended national waste management companies against claims alleging unlawful fees and surcharges assessed to consumers. (2012-2014)
  • Class Action Defense (Municipal Liability / Civil Rights Act): Represented municipalities throughout Alabama against constitutional claims under Civil Rights Act; claims based on contracts with third-party probation service providers, as well as bond/bail practices. (2014-2016) 
  • Non-compete/Non-solicitation Litigation: Represented former employees in lawsuit brought by their employer alleging breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, as well as trade secret violations; established unenforceability of restrictions in contracts and obtained verdict and judgment in favor of former employees. (2011)
  • Loan Participation/Syndication Fraud: Obtained multi-million dollar settlement in favor of national bank on fraud and RICO claims against loan syndicators. (2009-2013)



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        • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2007, magna cum laude
        • University of Mississippi, B.A., 2003, magna cum laude
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2007
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2007
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2007
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2014
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 2007
        Professional Affiliations
        • Birmingham Bar Association
          • Executive Committee
          • Nominating Committee, Chair
          • Grievance Committee, Group Chair
          • Community Education Committee, Chair
        • Birmingham Bar Foundation
          • Board of Directors
        • American Bar Association 
          • Co-Chair of Expert Witness Subcommittee, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee 
        • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Alabama State Chair
        • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy,  Chair, 2013 – 2014
        • American Inns of Court
        Awards & Accolades
        • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2023 & 2024
        • Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List, 2017 - present
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Rising Star Lawyer, 2017
        • Benchmark Litigation, Rising Stars, 2016
        • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2014 – present
        Community Involvement
        • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, 2014 Graduate
        • Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum, 2014 Graduate
        • Alabama Classic Foundation, President and Member of the Board of Directors, 2012-2014