LEIGHTON M. ANDERSON
Columbia University Law School, J.D., 1978;
Claremont Men's College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976
General Business Formation/Transaction Matters
and Commercial Real Estate
Leighton M. Anderson has over 26 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer, with expertise in a wide array of practice areas including antitrust, corporate, entertainment, environmental, intellectual property (including trademark, copyright and trade secret matters), petroleum marketing, real estate and securities litigation. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in California, and has filed briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also represented clients in U.S. District Court for the Districts of Nevada and Utah, and has appeared before various administrative agencies and arbitration panels.
As a trial and appellate specialist, Leighton has been involved in cases leading to nine published opinions in federal and California courts, including a landmark antitrust case, Rebel Oil Co. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 146 F. 3d 1088 (9th Cir. 1998). He has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal court, including cases involving contract, commercial real-estate and petroleum-marketing law, and has frequently appeared in complex and multi-district litigation matters. He is the author of "As Easy As ABC: Applying the Rule Against Secondary-Line Price Discrimination To California Intra-State Transactions, "Competition (Journal of Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section, State Bar of California), Summer, 1998, as well as numerous articles for annual "Year In Review" publications of the American Bar Association Section on Environmental, Energy & Resources Law. In addition to his primary focus on litigation matters, Leighton assists clients of the firm in the formation of business entities.
While pursuing his active law practice, Leighton finds time for volunteer and public-service activities. He hold an elected public office as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Whittier Union High School District, which has appointed him to represent that agency on the Board of Trustees of the Tri-Cities Regional Occupational Program. He is also an elected member of the Delegate Assembly of the California School Boards Association and is the Immediate Past President of the Rio Hondo Symphony Association. To round out his volunteer service activities, Leighton is a 16-year member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.