Jamal Anderson is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Litigation, Investigations and Police Reform practice groups. Prior to joining RPLG, Mr. Anderson served as a Deputy District Attorney in the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, where he was lead counsel in nearly two dozen jury trials. His practice focuses on representing and advising public agencies in litigation and general advice issues, conducting objective investigations, and assisting public agencies with police reform.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Anderson served as a Congressional Aide to three Members of Congress in Washington, DC, and brings years of experience in policy and legislative affairs to RPLG. In addition, Mr. Anderson previously served as Special Assistant, Policy Analyst and Federal Affairs Advisor to the former Mayor of Washington, DC, Adrian M. Fenty. In that capacity, Mr. Anderson represented the interests of the District of Columbia and coordinated the District’s appropriations request process and legislative agenda. Mr. Anderson also acted as liaison between the Mayor and the United States Congress, along with other federal entities, including the Office of Management and Budget at the White House. Additionally, Mr. Anderson served as Policy Advisor on Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2014 mayoral campaign and worked as an aide on a 2004 presidential campaign, traveling and working in a number of states including Vermont, Iowa, South Carolina and Michigan.
Mr. Anderson is a proud graduate of Howard University and the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he served as President of the Student Bar Association.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- South San Francisco High School, Mock Trial Coach
- Charles Houston Bar Association, Member
- Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), Member
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, Big Brother (2015 – 2019)
- New Leaders Council – San Francisco, 2017 Fellow; Board of Directors (2017 – 2019)
- University of San Francisco, JD
- The Johns Hopkins University, MA
- Howard University, BA