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Reuben Anderson practices in the areas of commercial litigation and regulatory and governmental matters. In addition to his work at the firm, he has cultivated a professional resume of legal service. He is the first African-American Supreme Court Justice in Mississippi where he served from 1985 to 1991. Other key positions have included: Circuit Court Judge for the 7th Circuit Court District, 1982-85; County Court Judge for Hinds County, 1977-82; Municipal Judge for the City of Jackson, 1976-77; Partner, Anderson, Banks, Nichols & Stewart, 1968-77; Mississippi Associate Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1967-75; Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government at the University of Mississippi, Fall of 1995.

Memberships & Affiliations

Professional

  • The Mississippi Bar - First African-American President (1997-1998)
  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • Magnolia Bar Association
  • National Bar Association (Hall of Fame, 2009)
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association

Civic

  • Mississippi Civil Rights Museum - Chairman
  • Mississippi Economic Council, State Chamber of Commerce - First African-American President (2001)
  • 100 Black Men of Jackson
  • AT&T, Dallas, TX - Director
  • The Kroger Company, Cincinnati, OH - Director
  • MINACT Inc., Jackson, MS - Director
  • Ole Miss Alumni Association - Trustee
  • Tougaloo College - Trustee & Past Chairman of the Board

Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Appellate Practice (2010-2020), Arbitration in Jackson (2011-2020), Commercial Litigation (2007-2020), Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (2011-2020), Mediation (2011-2020), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2006-2018)
  • Namesake for Tougaloo College’s Reuben V. Anderson Pre-Law Society
  • Inductee, University of Mississippi School of Law Alumni Hall of Fame (2011)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The Mississippi Bar (2007)
  • Alumnus of the Year, University of Mississippi School of Law (2005)
  • Inductee, University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame (1995)

Industries

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 1967
  • Tougaloo College
    1965

Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional

  • The Mississippi Bar - First African-American President (1997-1998)
  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • Magnolia Bar Association
  • National Bar Association (Hall of Fame, 2009)
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association

Civic

  • Mississippi Civil Rights Museum - Chairman
  • Mississippi Economic Council, State Chamber of Commerce - First African-American President (2001)
  • 100 Black Men of Jackson
  • AT&T, Dallas, TX - Director
  • The Kroger Company, Cincinnati, OH - Director
  • MINACT Inc., Jackson, MS - Director
  • Ole Miss Alumni Association - Trustee
  • Tougaloo College - Trustee & Past Chairman of the Board
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Appellate Practice (2010-2020), Arbitration in Jackson (2011-2020), Commercial Litigation (2007-2020), Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (2011-2020), Mediation (2011-2020), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2006-2018)
  • Namesake for Tougaloo College’s Reuben V. Anderson Pre-Law Society
  • Inductee, University of Mississippi School of Law Alumni Hall of Fame (2011)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The Mississippi Bar (2007)
  • Alumnus of the Year, University of Mississippi School of Law (2005)
  • Inductee, University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame (1995)