Michael Anderson



Michael Alan Anderson, 58, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Mike loved and was committed to his family and the practice of law.

He was known as a man of integrity and humility, and he combined this with an exceptional work ethic to lead a decorated and respected legal career.

He concentrated his practice in the area of litigation, vigorously representing his clients. He was an avid Auburn fan and enjoyed running, skiing and playing golf.

Mike graduated from The McCallie School in 1978. He received his undergraduate degree in 1982 from Auburn University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1985. He began his legal career in Birmingham, Alabama, before returning to Chattanooga, becoming a partner with Gearhiser, Peters & Horton, where he practiced from 1987 to 1995.

He then became a founding partner of Horton, Maddox & Anderson, where he worked through 2010. Subsequently he joined Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway as a partner, where he continued to practice law to the highest standard.

Mike was a member of The Chattanooga Bar Association; National Trial Lawyers Association; Best Lawyers in America, personal injury litigation; National Association of Subrogation Professionals; Auburn University School of Accountancy Advisory Board; Mid-South Super Lawyers, personal injury litigation; American Association for Justice; Tennessee Association for Justice; Alabama Association for Justice; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; Roscoe Pound Institute; and National Association of Subrogation Professionals. He was a former board member of and associated with Chattanooga Endeavors Inc. and Cumberland Heights.

Mike is survived by his wife, Tracy Lee Anderson; son, Clayton Miles Anderson; daughter, Leslie Anne Anderson; grandchildren, Sara Grace Anderson, Charles Otis Castellano and Anderson Floyd Castellano; mother; Geraldine Spratlin Anderson; brother, Charles David (Sue) Anderson; and nephew, Jonathan David (Phyllis) Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard "Dick" Babb Anderson, of Chattanooga.

The family requests that donations be made to Cumberland Heights, 8283 River Road Pike, Nashville, Tenn. 37209; The McCallie School, 500 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404; Chattanooga Endeavors Inc., 2007 East 27th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37407; and McKamey Animal Center, 4500 North Access Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5-8 p.m. at W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, 555 West Cloud Springs Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 30742.

A celebration of Mike’s life will follow on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe chapel of Wilson Funeral Home.

Online register book may be visited at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.


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