Taylor English Boosts Intellectual Property, Aviation and Product Liability Practices with Don Andersen

March 29, 2014

Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that Donald R. Andersen has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation, Aviation, and Products Liability practices.

Previously with Stites & Harbison, Andersen brings with him more than 37 years of experience handling intellectual property, aviation and product liability cases in state and federal courts. He is a member of the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Andersen is one of only 32 attorneys to be certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the field of aviation law, and is also a trained mediator and arbitrator and is active in the Georgia and Atlanta Bar Dispute Resolution sections.

“Don brings a unique and sophisticated level of experience and perspective that complement the intellectual property and aviation work that Taylor English’s attorneys regularly handle,” said Todd E. Jones, Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group chair. “His experience will bring great value to our clients with matters involving aviation litigation, as well as protecting our clients’ most prized assets – their intellectual property. He provides additional bench strength to our recently formed Products Liability group as well.”

At Taylor English, Andersen will assist all of our clients in areas related to patent infringement, trademark litigation, aviation related litigation and product liability litigation and counseling. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Anderson served as associate general counsel for Piper Aircraft Corporation, where he supervised nationwide defense of Piper PA-28 and PA-32 aircraft and participated in trial counsel in cases throughout the U.S.

Andersen is a member of the Defense Research Institute where he currently serves as the chair-elect of the Aviation Specialized Litigation Group of the Product Liability Committee. Andersen has been an active pilot since 1966 and currently holds a commercial pilot license, with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and is an active pilot for Angel Flight of Georgia.

Outside his law practice, Andersen is past Chair of the Tucker First United Methodist Church Council, a long time weekly volunteer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Recovery Residences for men suffering from addiction, and is a founding member of the Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta. Andersen received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Engineering Science and Mechanics, and his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was Articles Editor of the Georgia Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Andersen served on active duty in the U.S. Navy Security Group from 1968 through 1970.

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