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April 25, 2019

Gary L. Anderson to receive ABA GPSolo Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO, April 25, 2019 — The American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division will honor Gary L. Anderson with its 2019 Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of outstanding solo and small firm practitioners as well as bar leaders and associations.

The award will be presented to Anderson at the Solo and Small Firm Awards Luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Library Room on the 8th Floor at the New York Marriott Marquis during the 2019 Section of Litigation & Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division CLE Conference.

This award recognizes exceptional lifetime achievement by a solo or small firm practitioner who is widely accepted by his or her peers as having consistently achieved distinction in an exemplary way. The recipients are viewed by other solo and small firm practitioners as epitomizing the ideals of the legal profession and of solo and small firm practitioners.

Anderson began his career in public service in 1965 when he joined the Army. In 1968 he received his law degree from the University of Texas and served most of his time in the Army with the JAG Corps until his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in 1988. He served overseas in Thailand and Germany, as well as several duty stations across the country.

Anderson began his service in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1990. In 1994, he transferred to the Civil Division. In 2001, he was selected for a detail at the executive office of U.S. Attorneys in Washington, where he coordinated employment litigation matters for EOUSA. He also supervised the administrative division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, coordinating the office’s civil immigration litigation docket.

Anderson served as chair of the ABA Military Coordinating Committee, the ABA Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law and the Government and Public Sector Law Division. He served as president and later director of the San Antonio chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

With more than 10,000 members, the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division is committed to providing unique resources exclusively for solo, small-firm and general practitioners, who represent half of the nation’s lawyers.

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