Reno, NV 89519

Paul J. Anderson


Areas Of Practice: Education Law, Government & Administrative Law, Business & Civil Litigation

Mr. Anderson is experienced in advising and representing public entities, including a number of school districts and related educational entities, in all aspects of the law concerning public education with an emphasis in special education law and athletics. He has served as lead counsel in numerous administrative and court trials, including bench and jury trials in both the state and federal courts. He also has extensive experience representing parties in personal injury and civil rights litigation.


  • Law Clerk, Honorable Robert L. Schouweiler, Second Judicial District Court, 1983-1984
  • Pepperdine University School of Law: J.D., 1983
  • Moot Court Board: Secretary, 1982-1983
  • University of Nevada, Reno: B.S., Business Administration, with distinction, 1980

Bar and Court Admissions

  • All Nevada state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada: Member
  • Washoe County and American Bar Associations: Member, Litigation, Tort and Insurance Sections
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • The American Association For Justice
  • National Organization Of Legal Problems In Education
  • Education Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Washoe Legal Services
  • Volunteer Lawyers of Washoe County Pro Bono Program: Trustee, 1996-1998


  • Martindale Hubble: AV Preeminent rating
  • Best Lawyers In America: Education & Administrative Law 
    • 2022 Lawyer of the Year Award - Northern Nevada - Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Nevada Legal Elite 2017: Nevada Business Weekly
  • Volunteer Lawyers Of Washoe County Distinguished Services Award, 1998; Special Recognition Award, 1995


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