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David A. Anderson

Company Information

Richardson Plowden & Robinson
1900 Barnwell St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 576-3702
Member Bio
Practice Areas
Construction Law
Insurance Defense
Premises Liability
Real Estate Litigation

The Citadel (B.A., 1982)
University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1996)
The United States Army War College (Master of Strategic Studies Degree, 2004)
United States Army Command and General Staff Officer Course (1994)

Certified Circuit Court Mediator for the State of South Carolina in both Circuit and Federal District Court.
Colonel (retired), South Carolina Army National Guard
Law Clerk to the Honorable G. Ross Anderson, Jr., U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

Bar Admissions
1996, South Carolina
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Other Professional
American Bar Association
South Carolina Bar
Richland County Bar Association
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
Life Member, National Guard Association of America
Life Member, South Carolina National Guard Association
Life Member, Army Aviation Association of America
Life Member, American Legion Post 6
Defense Research Institute
Professional Liability Defense Federation
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

David A. Anderson is a shareholder of Richardson Plowden in the Columbia office. He maintains a civil litigation practice with an emphasis on defending construction, premises liability, real estate professionals, and other insurance related matters.

Mr. Anderson’s experience includes:

• Defending numerous civil actions in both state and federal courts.

• Participated in over 1000 successfully mediated claims, which include construction, premises liability, bad faith, and general insurance defense matters.

• Earned the Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV, indicating that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Born in Charleston, S.C., Anderson is a graduate of The Citadel, where he earned a bachelor of arts in psychology. While a student, he received the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution ROTC Award and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Humanitarian Award.

After graduation, Mr. Anderson served in the United States Army in various command and staff positions until 1992, when he left active duty to pursue a career in law while continuing his military service with the South Carolina National Guard. Throughout his military career, Mr. Anderson received many awards and decorations, including The Bronze Star for action in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and the Legion of Merit for service in the National Guard. He retired with the rank of Colonel in 2006.

In 1996, he graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law and clerked for the United States Federal District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr. In 1997, Mr. Anderson joined Richardson Plowden and became a shareholder in 2003. In 2004, he received a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. Mr. Anderson is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as Past President for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Professional Liability Defense Federation and the Defense Research Institute.

Mr. Anderson is a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church, where he has served as a trustee and chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee and Chair of the Washington Street UMC Foundation,.
Firm Information
in 1973, two attorneys, donald v. richardson, iii, and charles n. plowden, jr., founded richardson plowden. more than 30 years later, richardson plowden has grown from one office in columbia, s.c., to include a second office in myrtle beach, s.c. planning for further growth, the columbia practice moved to a new office building in october 2006.

as one of the 15 largest firms in south carolina, richardson, plowden is home to more than 30 attorneys and more than 75 support staff. the firm has a broad-based service offering encompassing more than 25 practice areas. the depth and range of our experience is a true benefit of our clients, particularly those whose cases are complex.

while we are attorneys at law, we first also are counselors at law. richardson plowden counsels clients on the best course of action. our attorneys are a diverse group that offer a range of perspective, but share the core values of integrity and honesty. we work hard, and work smart in a perceptive, practical and results-oriented manner.

success also stems from our loyal client base, many of whom have been our clients for more than 20 years. the same continuity exists among our shareholders. these attributes are testaments to the firm's quality service, leadership and vision.

our practice groups work as integrated, multidisciplinary teams. along with broad and specialized legal experience, our attorneys have extensive backgrounds in related areas such as accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, taxation, healthcare administration, nursing and insurance. we also have experienced, certified mediators and arbitrators on staff. our people also volunteer and provide leadership in a variety of community and professional organizations. to learn more about our attorneys, please visit our web page at

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Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Construction Law
General Litigation
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation
DRI Committees
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Litigation Skills

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