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White Collar Criminal Defense

Cyber Crime

Cybercrime is a crime in which a computer is the object of the crime (hacking, phishing, spamming) or when a computer is used as a tool to commit an offense (aggravated identity theft).

Securities Fraud

Securities fraud, also known as stock fraud and investment fraud, is a deceptive practice in the stock or commodities markets that induces investors to make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, frequently resulting in losses, in violation of securities laws.

Health Care Fraud

Health care fraud is a type of white-collar crime that involves the filing of dishonest health care claims in order to turn a profit. Fraudulent health care schemes come in many forms.

Tax Fraud

Tax fraud essentially entails cheating on a tax return in an attempt to avoid paying the entire tax obligation.

Examples of tax fraud include claiming false deductions; claiming personal expenses as business expenses; using a false Social Security number; and not reporting income.

Bank Fraud

Bank fraud is the use of potentially illegal means to obtain money, assets, or other property owned or held by a financial institution, or to obtain money from depositors by fraudulently posing as a bank or other financial institution.

Wire or Mail Fraud

Mail and wire fraud is any fraudulent scheme to intentionally deprive another of property or honest services via mail or wire communication. It has been a federal crime in the United States since 1872.

Other White Collar Crimes

May include offenses such as (but not limited to):

Corporate Fraud;
Money Laundering;
Securities and Commodities Fraud.

Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud is a crime in which the intent is to materially misrepresent or omit information on a mortgage loan application in order to obtain a loan or to obtain a larger loan than could have been obtained had the lender or borrower known the truth.


Why Choose Us

We are a boutique criminal defense firm that exclusively handles criminal matters at the federal, state or municipal levels.


We represent clients at all stages of a criminal case, from the initial investigation, through trial, and if needed, an appeal.

We combine courtroom trial experience and technological competency to successfully defend individuals and businesses in high-stakes criminal litigation or government investigations.


Our strategy is simple: we put our clients first and work doggedly on their behalf.


Creative problem-solving, thorough preparation, and thoughtful negotiation and/or litigation are the tools we use to help our clients make the crucial strategic and tactical decisions necessary to navigate complex federal criminal matters, prevent charges from being filed, and address the collateral consequences present in almost every criminal case.


Our work ethic, skill, compassion, and diligence help maximize our clients’ chances of receiving the most favorable outcome possible. If you need us, we are here to help.

Our Legal Team

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

Managing Partner


Tim Anderson is a trusted, compassionate, and respected federal criminal defense lawyer, with over 27 years’ experience defending individuals and businesses under investigation for or charged with white-collar and other serious crimes under federal and state law.

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Dan Petersen

Dan Petersen

Associate Attorney


I am a criminal defense attorney at Tim Anderson Law dedicated to helping clients who are facing federal, state, or municipal criminal prosecution or who are under investigation by either the local police department, a county prosecutor’s office, or the federal government.

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