Robert R. Andersen
Mr. Andersen has extensive experience in a number of areas of law but primarily practices in the areas of Criminal and family law attorney in Washington. He generally practices in the areas of Clark County, Cowlitz County, Skamania County, Klickitat County, and the City of Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Camas, and Washougal.
Admitted to the Washington State Bar in December of 2018, Mr. Andersen has been practicing for almost 5 years. Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Andersen has had a multitude of experience in law-related fields, mostly revolving around education law. His experience starts as a student extern, writing, drafting, and doing legal research on law-related projects, as well as analyzing and giving recommendations on new education-related legislation. He also taught at the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School as an assistant teacher, and later as a student professor in special education law. His profound experience in learning and teaching education law caused him to further see connections and want to create change. Mr. Andersen’s extensive knowledge and experience have granted him the ability to recognize systemic disparities, leading him to comprehend the profound impact of property taxes and poverty on education. He has observed firsthand the detrimental effects of inadequate funding in our school system, illustrated by the unfortunate situation where a geography, government, and history class lacked comprehensive materials, listing only 49 states, while a neighboring district boasted a substantial $3 million budget for physical education. This realization has ignited Mr. Andersen’s passion to effect meaningful change and offer assistance to those in need.
Following a series of teaching and student-focused externships, Mr. Andersen proceeded to undertake various paralegal positions, where he gained valuable experience. Subsequently, he served as an independent contractor for a public policy agency before joining the esteemed Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer in 2018, where he has been an integral member of the team ever since. At the Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer, Mr. Andersen currently assists a multitude of clients in navigating legal matters pertaining to criminal, civil, and family law. Moreover, he currently fulfills the responsibility of training and managing a team of legal staff and Associate attorneys, while proudly serving as a partner within the firm.
- Illinois State University Bachelor of Science (BS) 2008
- Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Juris Doctorate (JD) 2013
- Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Master of Law (LLM) 2015
- Washington State Bar Association 2018 – Present
- Facilitative Mediator for The Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan (expired)