OUR ATTORNEYS: 

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DONALD C. ANDERSON, JR.
PARTNER

Donald C. Anderson, Jr. earned his law degree from Stetson University and has practiced in St. Petersburg, Florida for over 35 years. He is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled litigators in the Tampa Bay area.  Don began his career as an insurance adjuster and after graduating from law school, represented some of the biggest insurance companies in the State of Florida.  He knows how insurance companies work and he knows from his vast experience how insurance companies do not have a claimant's best interest in mind when evaluating claims.  For the past 20 years, he has dedicated his practice to representing injured parties against those same insurance companies, and helps his clients with their Disability Claims, Worker's Compensation Claims, Auto Accident Claims and Life Insurance Claims; he is considered within the legal community one of the most knowledgeable and resourceful attorneys litigating ERISA claims today. 

 

Mr. Anderson practices in both state and federal court.  He is an avid Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, and when he is not practicing law, he enjoys Monday morning quarterbacking to anyone who wants to know how the game is supposed to be played.  Mr. Anderson is also a pretty nice guy all around- just ask any of the thousands of clients he has helped over the years.  

Mr. Anderson has lectured to a variety of professional, civic, governmental, and church groups. He is a Past President and Director of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, Past Regional Attorney for the National Football League Players Association, and Past National Counsel for the Thunderbird Club of America. 

DISCLAIMER:

There are several lawyers named Donald Anderson practicing in the Tampa Bay Area. This Don Anderson has been practicing for over 40 years and located on 5th Avenue North in St. Petersburg for over 20 years.  Please ensure all reviews you read elsewhere on the internet were intended for this "Don Anderson." Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns. 

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LAUREL A. MAROIS
ASSOCIATE

Laurel Marois was born and raised here in St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School before she went on to become a proud "Double Gator" at the University of Florida. She graduated from UF cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in History. While in undergrad, Laurel was the President of her sorority, Sigma Kappa, and involved in Student Government, Dance Marathon, and the Alzheimer's Association. After undergrad, Laurel attended the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida on a majority scholarship where she also graduated cum laude. While in law school, Ms. Marois was the Vice President of the UF Law Trial Team, an editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Florida Criminal Procedure. Laurel was awarded several Book Awards, an academic excellence award given to the single highest achieving student in a course, in Appellate Advocacy, Trial advocacy, Historic Preservation Law, and Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation. She had internships at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Tampa, the Administrative Conference of the United States in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Justice - Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section in Washington, D.C., and worked as a CLI at the Public Defender’s Office for the 8th Judicial Circuit in Gainesville, FL. Laurel received the DC Gator Club J. Richard Sewell Internship Scholarship and UF Law's Outstanding Achievement Pro Bono Service Award, the highest pro bono award at the school, for her over 560 pro bono hours.

After law school she worked for the Law Offices of Julianne Holt as an Assistant Public Defender in the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County.  She participated in numerous juvenile, misdemeanor and felony trials and has received training in capital crimes.  She became known for her tenacious motion practice and thrived in the trial atmosphere. She brings her extensive litigation and trial experience to civil and criminal litigation at the Law Offices of Donald C. Anderson, Jr. She is a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives, Florida Justice Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Clearwater Bar, and Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Laurel is admitted to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C.

 

Laurel is an avid sports fan and loves cheering on the Bucs, Lightning, Rays, and her beloved Florida Gators! She is an advisor for the USF chapter of Sigma Kappa, volunteers as a poll watcher/legal observer in every election cycle, and is a member of the St. Pete Yacht Club and Junior League of St. Petersburg.