bradley-w-andersen-vancouver-wa

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Phone: 360-816-2528 (WA) | 503-283-3393 (OR) 
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brad.andersen@landerholm.com

Brad Andersen is a trial attorney and litigator representing a broad range of clients in a wide variety of litigation and trial disputes, such as business, commercial transactions and contract, construction, real estate and employment disputes, government abuse and wrongdoing, land use, condemnation, personal injury, and estate/probate litigation.

As the former Prosecuting Attorney for Skamania County, and after many years in private practice, Brad has taken verdicts in many jury and court trials. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Andersen has argued dozens of cases before the Washington Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals, including several landmark cases.


Justice is truth in action. A person must feel they were heard and given a fair shake by the judge or jury. My job is to zealously advocate for and navigate our clients through the court system so that they have the best shot at securing justice.

Admitted to practice:

  • Oregon State Courts 

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 

  • U.S. District Court, District of OR 

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of WA

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of WA 

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • Washington State Courts 

Education:

  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, cum laude, 1990

  • B.A., Pacific University, 1987

Professional Memberships & Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association

  • American Inns of Court

  • Clark County Bar Association

    • Moot Court Competition, Volunteer

  • Oregon State Bar

  • Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, 1994–2002

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Washington State District & Municipal Court Judge’s Association, 2004–2012

Past experience:

  • Stevenson Municipal Court, Judge, 2004–2017

  • Skamania County, Prosecuting Attorney, 1994–2003

Awards & Recognition:

  • Peer Review Rated “AV Preeminent” in Martindale-Hubbell (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

  • Washington Coalition of Open Government-Key Award

  • Distinguished Public Service Award

  • Accomplished 40 and Under, Vancouver Business Journal

Community Activities:

  • Building Industry Association of Washington, 2004–2012

  • Skamania County Economic Development Council, Member, 2002–2015

  • Youth basketball, baseball, and football coach, 1994–2016

Published Articles & Presentations:

Notable cases:

  • Schroeder v. Excelsior Management Group, LLC, 177 Wn.2d 94, 297 P.3d 677 (2013)

    Court invalidates non-judicial foreclosures.

  • Littlefair v. Schulze, 169 Wn. App. 659, 665, 278 P.3d 218 (2012)

    Published opinion on rights of easement holders.

  • David Hill Development v. City of Forest Grove, 688 F. Supp. 2d 1193 (D. Or. 2010)

    $6,500,000 jury verdict against City of Forest Grove for Civil Rights takings and other land-use violations.

  • Bacus v. Andersen, 2009 WL 1864000, Wash. App. Div. 2, June 30, 2009 (NO. 37772-1-II)

    Short-plat case involving the finality of land-use decisions.

  • Howell v. Skamania County, Skamania County Superior Court, (2009)

    Violation of the Public Records Act/removal of County Auditor/ Criminal Charge and Conviction of Auditor Garvison.

  • Proctor v. Huntington, 146 Wash. App. 836, 192 P.3d 958, Wash. App. Div. 2, September 23, 2008 (NO. 36087-0-II)

    Trial court decision regarding house built on adjoining property affirmed before Washington Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

  • Visser v. Craig, 139 Wash. App. 152, 159 P.3d 453, Wash. App. Div. 2, June 05, 2007 (NO. 34610-9-II)

    Easement Dispute—Published Opinion.

  • Bjornsen v. Rinker Material/Pacific Rock Products, Clark County Superior Court, (2006-2009)

    Multimillion "unjust enrichment" lawsuit involving Rinker's improper use of clients' property.

  • Ellsworth v. Key Properties, Clark County Superior Court, (2005-2006)

    Seven-day sexual harassment jury trial with a defense verdict.

  • East County Reclamation Co. v. Bjornsen, 125 Wash. App. 432, 105 P.3d 94, Wash. App. Div. 2, January 25, 2005 (NO. 30109-1-II)

    Zoning/SEPA case—published opinion.

  • Skamania County v. Columbia River Gorge Commission, 144 Wash.2d 30, 26 P.3d 241, Wash., June 28, 2001 (NO. 68602-5)

    “Bea” case, Supreme Court defines the Gorge Commission's power under the Gorge Act.

  • Skamania County v. Woodall, 104 Wash. App. 525, 16 P.3d 701, Wash. App. Div. 2, January 26, 2001 (NO. 25204-0-II)

    Court held Gorge Commission bound by Washington common law.