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, his high-school senior daughter, and his 5-pound companion, Lilly, the morkie.