Malerie T. Anderson

Partner

  • location icon Dallas, TX
    2100 Ross Avenue
    Suite 2000
    Dallas, TX 75201

Malerie T. Anderson is a partner in the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois. Malerie regularly advises business entities, real estate brokers, and licensed real estate agents to prevent litigation and defends against claims of all kinds, including breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims. Malerie's experience handling various disputes has led her to work closely with clients to develop and implement procedures to avoid future litigation. Malerie is passionate about representing her clients and obtaining the best outcome possible.

Malerie's legal career began in Amarillo, Texas where she was a founding member of the Amarillo Area Women's Bar Association. Malerie moved to Dallas in 2016 and was selected for the Dallas Area of Young Lawyers Leadership Class and engaged in the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Malerie has been recognized for her advocacy and was named a "Best Lawyer Under 40" in D Magazine (2022).

Malerie served as a judicial intern for the Texas Fourth Court of Appeal while in law school to gain insight into trial tactics, courtroom procedures, and judicial decision-making processes. Malerie also served on the Volume 44 Editorial Board of the St. Mary's Law Journal where she edited articles and met with authors throughout the publication process.

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Architect & Engineer Liability: Claims Against Design Professionals," Immunity Defenses, Chapter 16 (Michael T. Callahan, 5d. 2020)
  • "The Art of Engagement Letters," For the Defense, DRI Magazine, April 2018
  • "Drafting Engagement Letters," The Advocate, Volume 81, Winter 2017, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Report

Professional Presentations

  • "The Fine Print: Legal Issues in Real Estate Law," Magnolia Realty Annual Meeting, January 2022
  • Presenter and co-author, "Appropriate Use of Social Media," Dallas ISD Employee Relations Retreat, September 2016
  • Presenter and co-author, "Employee Free Speech Rights in an Election Year," Education Service Center Region 11 HR Summit, September 2016
  • Presenter and co-author, "Attorney Fees and the Ethics Involved," Damages in Civil Litigation: State Bar of Texas, February 2016

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • New Mexico
    • Texas
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Associations

  • Construction Law Section of the Texas Bar
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Womens Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Leadership SBOT (State Bar of Texas) Class, 2022-2023
  • D Magazine "Best Lawyers Under 40," 2022
  • Leadership Class Dallas Young Lawyers, 2016

Education

St. Mary's University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2013

Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2008

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