Ms. Anderson is Of Counsel to the firm.
Prior to co-founding Pinnisi & Anderson, Ms. Anderson was one of the charter instructors in the highly-acclaimed Legal Methods program of the Cornell Law School. Through that program she provided detailed and personalized instruction regarding assemblage of legal arguments, thorough legal research, precise legal drafting, and effective oral argumentation.
Ms. Anderson served in this capacity with distinction for several years, respected by her peers on the faculty and appreciated by her students. This was reflected in part in her selection by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be a carrier of the Olympic torch as an “Inspirational American” for the 2002 winter games.
Before joining the Cornell Law faculty, Ms. Anderson practiced in a quality general services firm in Ithaca, New York, where she handled a wide range of civil and criminal cases, and provided support for the trial and appellate work of the lead litigator for the firm. Subject matters of her cases included the First Amendment, land use, tenure and other academic matters, employment discrimination, torts, and state and federal criminal defense.
Ms. Anderson often provided instruction in the Trial Advocacy and Moot Court programs at the Cornell Law School, and her cases were regularly covered in the regional press.
Ms. Anderson commenced legal practice after receipt of a JD from Cornell Law School and a BA cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles, following her transfer to UCLA from the University of Wisconsin.
Ms. Anderson and Mr. Pinnisi are married, and reside in Ithaca, New York with family.