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Christopher H. Anderson

Chris’s practice is focused in the areas of health care professional liability, including the representation of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers in medical malpractice litigation and in licensing and disciplinary disputes, and product liability litigation.


  • Medical Professional Liability Defense
  • Medical Licensing and Discipline
  • Medical Staff, Peer Review, Privileging/Credentialing
  • Products Liability


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, WA, ,1990
    - Note and Comment Editor, University of Puget Sound Law Review, 1989 – 1990
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA, B.A., Political Science, 1986

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Courts
  • Idaho State Courts
  • United States District Court - Western District of Washington and Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Experience

  • Fain Anderson VanDerhoef Rosendahl
    O’Halloran Spillane, PLLC, Owner/Principal, 2015 - Present
  • Fain Anderson & VanDerhoef,
    PLLC, Founding Member, 1997 - 2015
  • Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC,
    Associate, 1990 - 1997

Professional Memberships

  • President, Washington Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, 2019
  • Member, American Bar Association
    Vice-Chair, Medicine and Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2002-present
  • Chair, Self Insurers and Risk Managers Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 2001-2002
  • Vice-Chair, Self Insurers and Risk Managers Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 1997-2001
  • Member, Washington Healthcare Risk Management Society
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association and Seattle-King County Bar Association

Professional Experience

 Chris has written on a variety of legal topics over the years, including: 

  • Washington Physician’s Guide To Health Law
  • Defending The Corporate Client: Avoiding Sanctions In The Discovery Process
  • Legal and Strategic Considerations In Attorney Interviews of Company Employees
Christopher H. Anderson