Craig E. Anderson

Craig E. Anderson has been the Principal at Jacobson Brandvik & Anderson, Ltd. since 1974.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D., 1974

Northwestern University, Graduate School of Engineering
Graduate work in Bio-Medical Engineering, 1969-1972

St. Olaf College
B.A. in Biology & Chemistry, 1969

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Lead counsel in jury trials in the following courts

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Cook County Circuit Court- Law Division
Cook County Probate Court
Cook County Municipal Court


American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
1975 – present

Expert Witness

Testified as an expert witness in areas of corporate acquisitions and standards of attorney competence in corporate practice matters.

Professional Memberships, Directorships

American Counsel Association – Past President and Member Board of Directors
American Counsel Scholarship Foundation – Member Board of Trustees and Vice Chairman
Swedish Covenant Hospital – Past 10 year Member Board of Directors
Swedish Covenant Hospital Strategic Planning Committee – Past Chairman
Nordic Law Club of Chicago – Past President and Member of Board of Advisors
Life Member Who’s Who in America

Personal Interests

Small boat sailing since 1955
Offshore sailing and racing – captained 56’ custom yawl for the Great Lakes Naval Reserve (1973-1974); crew on Catalina 26 (1975-1976); captained Catalina 30 sloop (1977-1979); captained custom Andrews 36 (1980-1982); captained custom Soverel 30 sloop (1980-2000).
Actively raced for 22 years including most local buoy and port to port races and 20 Chicago to Mackinac races; 2 Newport to Ensenada races and 1 SORC series (Soverel 36).
2 years member of Midwest PHRF Rating Committee
5 years member Chicago Yacht Club Offshore Racing Committee