Kimball R. Anderson

Adjunct Professor
Director, Jerome Mirza Trial Academy


Kimball Anderson is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with 37 years of experience at Winston & Strawn LLP. He concentrates in the areas of patent and trademark infringement, class actions, antitrust, professional liability, and product liability litigation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the American College is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of trial advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. He has tried many complex commercial cases to verdict in state and federal courts around the country and has argued cases before the federal courts of appeals, including two arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Anderson also is involved in alternative dispute resolution as an advocate, an arbitrator, and a mediator. Anderson also is a “Distinguished Neutral” for the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, the country’s leading nonprofit alternative dispute-resolution organization. He is recommended in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration. Anderson also serves as an expert witness in professional responsibility matters.

Anderson served for many years as Winston & Strawn’s General Counsel and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Anderson is a 1977 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law where he graduated first in his class, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, and served as editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. Anderson currently serves as the Director of the Jerome Mirza Trial Academy at the University of Illinois College of Law. The Jerome Mirza Trial Academy is designed to teach trial advocacy and professional responsibility to the next generation of trial lawyers. Anderson also is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.

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