Robert M Anderson

Robert M Anderson

The Anderson Edge
1901 Windward Lane
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Mobile: 949-274-5435
Office: 949-645-6842

Trusted By 32 of the Top 100 Insurance Law Firms (see list of 32 Top Law Firms below)

I have 35 years both as an underwriter and insurance broker in property-casualty insurance, captive formation and management, management liability, employee benefits, and cyber liability. I have been engaged as a consultant and expert witness over 100 times, including 40 depositions and 12 trials.

The combination of my research skills, writing aptitude, verbal acuity, intellectual curiosity, and business acumen reveals itself most clearly in complex litigation as is often required by Federal Cases. (See the published piece on Federal Rule 26 in the articles below)

I built the 5th largest insurance brokerage in California and sold it to Aon where I managed a national unit advising 20 different industry practice areas. I also have founded six insurance technology firms. I have been president and board member of two publically held property casualty underwriters.

My major at Claremont McKenna College was business and economics, and I completed the Harvard Business School’s owner/president management program. I earned the industry's prestigious CPCU designation early in my career and have been licensed in all insurance brokerage categories in 50 states. (see my current educational credentials in the Articles section below.)

Areas of Expertise
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Bad Faith
  • Business Interruption
  • Business/Employment Insurance
  • Construction Insurance
  • Crime Foreseeability
  • Insurance - General
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Insurance Customs & Practices
  • Insurance Excess & Surplus Lines
  • Intellectual Property
  • Liability Insurance
  • Products Liability
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Risk Management
  • Workers Compensation Insurance

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
Insurance Agent Broker Property Casualty California
Management Liability Certificate
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Tort, Trial and Insurance Section, ABA
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Addressing CPAs, Lawyers and Bankers on specialty insurance topics several hundred times
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 90
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Standard of Care for Underwriters, Insurance Agents and Brokers, and Managing General Agents
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 55
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 45
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 45
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Fall of 2022 four times
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 55
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 12
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 18
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Report writing, deposition, and trial testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $700
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $700
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $700
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $700
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: normal travel expenses including hotel when needed


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