Jon Anderson, counsel in Edwards Wildman
's Providence office, successfully persuaded a one-vote majority of the Rhode Island Supreme Court to uphold the one-vote victory of his client, incumbent William San Bento, for a seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. By a 3-2 vote, the Rhode Island Supreme Court rejected a petition filed by the RI ACLU that sought an order requiring the state Board of Elections to conduct a manual recount of contested ballots cast in the Representative District 58 Democratic primary.
Anderson practices in the areas of education law, complex civil litigation, unfair trade practices and antitrust. He is counsel to numerous public school districts, public charter schools and private schools in Rhode Island and deals with claims at the local, state and federal levels under the Americans with Disabilities Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Anderson has been involved in state and federal antitrust investigations involving price fixing, monopolization, refusals to deal and exclusive dealing.
A member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, Anderson earned his law degree, magna cum laude
, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude
, from Brown University.