Tim Anderson


Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

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.

He represents clients at all stages, including during criminal investigations, prosecutions, and appeals. Although his practice focuses on federal white-collar criminal matters, he and his firm defend clients accused of virtually any type of criminal offense.

Every client is treated with empathy and respect, and every case is handled with skill and perseverance. Tim is particularly adept at defending clients who are targets or subjects at the pre-charge/investigation stage, often convincing the prosecution not to charge.



Tim Anderson Law, LLC
  • Boutique federal criminal defense firm, focusing on white-collar matters. Along with associate attorney Dan Petersen , the firm represents clients at all stages, from initial investigation through trial and appeal.
  • Counsels and defends clients under investigation or being prosecuted for such alleged offenses as federal tax evasion, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, mail and wire fraud, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, cyber-crimes, and violations of the Arms Export Control Act and of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
  • Successes include:
    • dismissals of tax evasion charges;
    • dismissals of federal drug conspiracy charges (after pretrial suppression of all evidence);
    • trial acquittals, including of charges of tax evasion, of failure to file tax returns, and of alleged violations of the Lacey Act (involving the buying and selling of tigers);
    • decisions not to prosecute, including after federal investigation of tax fraud, of environmental crimes, of mortgage fraud, and of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); and,
    • successful appeal leading to a drastically reduced federal sentence after appeal to the United States Supreme Court.
  • AV Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, for highest legal ability and ethical standards.
  • Vast knowledge of Federal Sentencing Guidelines, leading to many outstanding results for federal clients.
  • Experience includes defending many clients during the pre-charge federal investigation stage, many resulting in no charges.
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, EDNY
  • U.S. District Court, SDNY
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Third Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
Professional Honors and Awards
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (2005 to present)
  • Listed as a “Super Lawyer – New Jersey – Criminal Defense: White Collar” in Super Lawyers Magazine (2011-2020)
  • Listed as a “Super Lawyer – Minnesota – Criminal Defense” by Minnesota Law & Politics (2002-2009)
Speaking Engagements
  • “Persuasive Legal Writing: Tips from Specialists,” Rutgers School of Law, Newark, October 2017
    • Sponsor: C. Willard Heckel American Inn of Court
  • “Understanding and Navigating the Federal Sentencing Minefield,” Rutgers School of Law, Newark, March 2017
    • Sponsor: C. Willard Heckel American Inn of Court
  • “Tips on Effective Pre-Trial Negotiations & Plea Bargaining,” WVAJ Annual Meeting, Charleston, WV, June 2016
    • Sponsor: West Virginia Association for Justice (WVAJ)
  • “The FBI Is At Your Door – Now What? How to Prepare for a White Collar Crime Investigation,” Corporate Counsel Institute, Law Center, New Brunswick, January 2013
    • Sponsor: NJICLE
  • “Federal Wire Fraud: A Case Study,” Complex Litigation Seminar, Atlanta, GA, September 2006
    • Sponsor: Training Branch of the Office of Defender Services (of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts)
    • Presented twice during three-day seminar
  • “New Lawyer Experience: Your First Trial,” 2-hour Webcast Seminar, July 2009
    • Sponsor: Minnesota CLE (affiliated with Minnesota State Bar Association)

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1993

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Bachelor of Arts, History, Cum Laude, 1982