High Point University B.A., 1994
The George Washington University M.A., 1997
University of Richmond School of Law J.D., 2002
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Wade Anderson is a committed legal professional who brings deep experience assisting governments and school boards with complex legal matters. Before joining Sands Anderson, he served as in-house counsel to Henrico County Public Schools, a school division with 50,000 students and nearly 7,000 full-time employees. He also previously served as an attorney in Roanoke, Virginia, where he represented insurers and individuals in the defense of civil litigation cases throughout Virginia. Today, Wade applies his knowledge to help clients thoughtfully navigate complex legal landscapes — so they can come out ahead.
Wade enjoys working directly with school administrators, educators, and board members as he advises and guides them on various legal issues. He has experience supporting school divisions on a wide array of employment matters. As such, he’s well versed in the following areas:
The Virginia Freedom of Information Act
In addition, Wade has litigated cases involving:
Civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983
No matter the client he serves, Wade helps them address everything from the effects of legislative policies to operational nuances. His goal is to provide valuable insight that help each client find legal clarity. To do so, Wade communicates clearly, works efficiently, and supports them with practical advice.
Outside of the office, Wade is an avid podcast listener and also appreciates good food, having previously served as a restaurant critic for the Roanoke Times.
Has served as a law clerk on every appellate court in Virginia, including The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Virginia Court of Appeals
Represented clients at every level of Virginia trial and appellate courts, including drafting briefs and presenting oral arguments
Served as court-appointed counsel in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Served as Editor, Notes & Comments, University of Richmond Law Review