Reuben V. Anderson

Senior Partner

Jackson

Reuben Anderson practices in the areas of commercial litigation and regulatory and governmental matters. In addition to his work at the firm, he has cultivated a professional resume of legal service. He is the first African-American Supreme Court Justice in Mississippi where he served from 1985 to 1991. Other key positions have included: Circuit Court Judge for the 7th Circuit Court District, 1982-85; County Court Judge for Hinds County, 1977-82; Municipal Judge for the City of Jackson, 1976-77; Partner, Anderson, Banks, Nichols & Stewart, 1968-77; Mississippi Associate Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1967-75; Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government at the University of Mississippi, Fall of 1995.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar (First African-American President, 1997-1998)
  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • Magnolia Bar Association
  • National Bar Association (Hall of Fame, 2009)
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Mississippi Economic Council, State Chamber of Commerce (First African-American President)
  • 100 Black Men of Jackson
  • AT&T, Dallas, TX (Director)
  • The Kroger Company, Cincinnati, OH (Director)
  • MINACT Inc., Jackson, MS (Director)
  • Ole Miss Alumni Association (Trustee)
  • Tougaloo College (Trustee; Past Chairman of the Board)

Recognition

  • Namesake for Tougaloo College’s Reuben V. Anderson Pre-Law Society
  • University of Mississippi School of Law Alumni Hall of Fame (Inductee, 2011)
  • University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame (1995)
  • University of Mississippi School of Law Alumnus of the Year (2005)
  • The Mississippi Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Mediation (Lawyer of the Year, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2015)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers