Attorney Richard L. Anderson

Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm

“Rick Anderson came highly recommended and we could not have had a better attorney during my husband’s workers comp case. He was professional and compassionate. He was reliable and always kept us up to date on what was happening with his case and took care of everything smoothly and efficiently. Mr. Anderson helped ease the pain during this difficult time in our lives with his knowledge and guidance. Extremely recommend Rick Anderson!” Former Client – Whitney H.


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Meet Rick


Richard “Rick” Anderson is a native Charlottean. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993.

In 1993 Rick began his law career as an associate with Price & Smith Attorneys at Law, in Charlotte, NC. After six years, he was named as a partner of the firm in 1999. In 2017, Rick founded Price Petho & Anderson Attorneys at Law, where he practiced until 2020.

Rick focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, medical negligence, and catastrophic personal injury cases. You will find Rick to be an honest and dedicated advocate ready to fight for his clients. When he accepts your case, Rick makes a personal commitment to you and uses his 27 years of knowledge and experience to advance your lawsuit to achieve a successful outcome.

A proven trial lawyer, Rick’s passion involves not only the law but also delving into medical details associated with his client’s injuries. Gaining the respect of those in the courtroom, his peers, and his opponents are essential.

Rick has successfully represented individuals with different levels of paralysis (quadriplegia & paraplegia), severe traumatic brain injury, and amputation in their workers’ compensation claims. Obtaining maximum compensation requires Rick to often try these catastrophic cases before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the Full Commission, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Many of these cases ultimately resulted in multi-million dollar settlements.

Representation of clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries due to motor vehicle accidents are components of Rick’s background. Acting as lead counsel, Rick was essential in recovering a $9 million settlement obtained on behalf of a young woman who sustained permanent brain damage after her car collided with a commercial truck.

Rick lives in Charlotte, surrounded by three girls: his wife of 25 years; their daughter, who attends the University of Colorado; and his 5-pound companion, Lilly, the morkie.


  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law (1993)
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1990)

Bar Memberships

  • North Carolina

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


Licensed to practice before all state courts in North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, and the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Mecklenburg County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Bar Association


millionRecovered on behalf of a gentleman (plaintiff/client) who was working as a vinyl window installer on a metal ladder when the ladder struck a live electrical wire. Learn more.
millionRecovered negotiated on the behalf of our client who was rendered a paraplegic due to a spinal fracture after falling from a roof in the course and scope of his employment as a construction worker. Learn more.
millionRecovered for a construction worker from Texas who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury following a fall from a roof while working on a job site in Charlotte, NC. Learn more.
millionRecovered on behalf of our client who sustained a spinal cord injury in the course and scope of his employment as a production worker in a manufacturing plant. Learn more.
millionRecovered on behalf of the gentlemen (plaintiff/client) who sustained an injury when he slipped and fell on an icy ramp during his employment. Learn more.
millionRecovered on behalf of a client who was injured in the course and scope of her employment as a nurse when attacked by a patient. Learn more.

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