B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy
LL.M., Ocean and Coastal Law, University of Miami
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Professor Andy Anderson is a partner with the Miami based law firm of Houck Anderson P.A. He is a Board Certified, Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer who has been practicing in the area of federal maritime and federal administrative law since 1976. Prof. Anderson is the past Chair (1995-1997) of the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee and the Admiralty and Maritime Law Certification Committee (1988-1999). He retired from the United States Coast Guard, following a 20 plus year career, in 1989 with the rank of Commander. Since then, he has been in private practice, practicing exclusively in the area of admiralty and maritime law. In addition to an extensive practice involving all areas of federal maritime and administrative law, Prof. Anderson has also been active in the Florida Bar, chairing both the Florida Admiralty Law Committee and Admiralty and Maritime Law Certification Committee, as well as serving, for the past fifteen years, as an adjunct Professor of Admiralty Law at the University of Miami, School of Law and has written numerous admiralty and maritime law articles.
As a practitioner of federal maritime, admiralty and administrative law, Prof. Anderson has been involved in all phases of admiralty, litigation and administration matters ranging from litigation of limitation of liability proceedings in the United States District Courts to appearance before U. S. Coast Guard Marine Casualty Investigations Boards, U.S. Coast Guard Administrative Law Judges and representing claims before counts or courts of inquiry into marine casualty. In the past 30 years, Prof. Anderson has gained extensive experience in dealing with federal maritime and administrative agencies such as the U. S. Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, the U. S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Park Service, Department of the Interior and various federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, Secret Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation.