Paul M. Anderson, Esquire
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Karla Hart, Esquire
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Paul M. Anderson, Esquire - paul@becausejusticematters.com

Paul M. Anderson is a founding partner of Anderson & Hart, P.A. Paul limits his practice to personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation cases.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Florida State University (1979). Juris Doctorate with Honors, Florida State University College of Law (1987).

Trial Experience: Paul is admitted to practice in all Florida courts and in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida. He handles all aspects of courtroom trial work. He has tried more than two hundred-fifty personal injury and workers' compensation cases. He has also represented plaintiffs in approximately twenty-five cases at the appellate court level.

Professional Service/Memberships: Paul serves as President of the Florida Justice Association (formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers). In 2013, Paul became the first Tallahassee attorney ever to serve as president of the FJA. Paul is one of only fifteen plaintiff attorneys statewide who serves on the Executive Council of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar. He also serves as the Section's Legislative Chair. Paul is a member of the Trial Law and Workers' Compensation Sections of the Florida Bar, the Tallahassee Bar Association, the Capital City Justice Association, the Florida Workers' Advocates, and the American Association for Justice.

Legislative Experience: Paul serves as a member lobbyist for the Florida Justice Association and as legislative chair for the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar. He has testified before the Florida Legislature for more than 12 years on a wide range of legislation including bills impacting automobile insurance, court systems, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice liability, premises liability, products liability and workers' compensation.

Lectures/Seminars: Paul is active in educating school children on the law through the Florida Supreme Court's Justice Teaching Program. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the Florida State University College of Law. Recent seminar lectures include presentations at the Conference of the Judges of Compensation Claims, the FJA Annual Convention (automobile litigation), the Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Board Certification Forum, the FWCI Workers' Compensation Educational Conference and the Florida Workers' Advocates Annual Convention.

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Karla Hart, Esquire - karla@becausejusticematters.com

Karla G. Hart is a founding partner of Anderson & Hart, P.A. Karla limits her practice to personal injury, workers' compensation and social security disability cases.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Florida State University (2000). Juris Doctorate, Stetson University College of Law (2004).

Trial Experience: Karla is admitted to practice in all Florida courts and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. She handles all aspects of courtroom trial work. She has represented, or continues to represent, two minor children whose father was killed in a trench digging accident, a partially paralyzed construction worker who was crushed by a 1000 lb. falling object, and a minor child whose father was crushed to death by a tractor.

Professional Service/Memberships: Karla serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Workers' Advocates (FWA). FWA is an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers. Karla is a member of the Workers' Compensation & Trial Law Sections of the Florida Bar, the Capital City Justice Association, and an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association (formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers).

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Paul M. Anderson, Esquire • Karla Hart, Esquire



Tallahassee (Main) Office:
1584 Metropolitan Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
(850) 894-3000
(850) 894-9664 (fax)

Panama City Office:
647 Jenks Avenue, Suite B-1
Panama City, Florida 32401
1-877-857-2904

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Gainesville, Florida 32609
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