Tony Andersen represents employers and their insurance carriers in workers' compensation cases throughout Kansas and the western half of Missouri. He works diligently to provide his clients with an aggressive defense of their workers' compensation cases and assists them in reducing the number and severity of the claims. He helps employers formulate plans to return injured workers to the workplace, decreasing the employer's exposure and improving the employees' attitudes in the workplace.
Mr. Andersen's expertise is defending occupational disease cases in Kansas, including claims based on exposure to hazardous chemicals or environmental agents in the workplace. He has argued multiple cases to the Courts of Appeal in both Kansas and Missouri, and he frequently argues cases before the Kansas Workers' Compensation Board of Appeals and Missouri's Labor and Industrial Relations Commission.
Mr. Andersen often lectures on basic and advanced workers' compensation topics. The Kansas Bar Association selected him, along with his partner Doug Greenwald, to author the 2006 Annual Review of Law's chapter on recent changes in Kansas workers' compensation law. Mr. Andersen assisted with the negotiation and drafting of the 2011 revisions to the Kansas Workers’ Compensation Act. He is AV-rated by the Martindale-Hubbell rating service. Prior to concentrating his entire practice to workers' compensation defense, Mr. Andersen practiced in various areas, including banking law, contracts, corporations, divorce, general liability defense litigation, nonprofit associations, and real estate transactions.
Mr. Andersen is a shareholder at McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A. He has served on the firm's board of directors and has served as Vice President-Treasurer. He is a graduate of Leadership Lenexa and was voted 2003 Boss of the Year by the Kansas City Legal Secretaries Association. He is also active in his church. Mr. Andersen is married with three children and spends his free time with his family and on the golf course.