John A. Anderson has been practicing transportation law in Portland, Oregon for over 30 years. Mr. Anderson and Terence J. Yamada formed Anderson & Yamada, PC in 1982. Mr. Anderson represents many trucking companies with issues involving government regulations including safety, insurance, authorities, registrations, taxes, and operations. In connection with these matters, Mr. Anderson frequently represents motor carriers before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (formerly known as the Interstate Commerce Commission), the Oregon Department of Transportation (previously known as the Public Utility Commission of Oregon), the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, and other governmental agencies. In addition, he represents trucking companies, shippers, consignees, brokers, freight forwarders and others in connection with freight loss and damage claims, freight charge claims, bankruptcy issues, business transactions, contracts, etc. Mr. Anderson also represents motor carriers in defending against personal injury and property damage claims arising out of truck accidents.
Mr. Anderson received a BS degree in Economics from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, in 1972 and his JD from the University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, in 1975. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Washington State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the US District Court for the District of Oregon and the Western District of Washington, and the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Anderson is well-known and respected throughout the region for his many years of outstanding litigation experience with transportation law. As one of the few lawyers with extensive transportation law knowledge, he is familiar with matters relating to:
- Federal and state motor carrier regulations
- Proceedings before the ODOT, USDOT, WUTC, FMCSA, and STB
- Safety compliance
- Hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations
- Purchase and sale of operating authorities and carrier assets
- Freight loss and damage claims
- Collection of freight charges
- Undercharge claims
- Labor / employment law questions