Tim Anderson

Timothy B. Anderson is a shareholder at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough and managing partner of its St. George, Utah, office.
Practice Areas

  • General Counsel Services: closely-held businesses
  • Corporate goverance, business development, strategy and risk management
  • Technology development, licensing and commercialization
  • Commercial Real Estate: acquistion, financing, and management
  • International Sales Transactions: Canada, EU, Asia, China manufacturing
  • Commercial dispute resolution

Additional practice areas: foreclosures and workouts, business formation, non-profit organizations, contracts, regulatory compliance, government relations (Utah and Washington, DC), direct selling, internet selling, representation of newpapers and media resort development, and public land and mining matters.

Professional Associations

  • Utah State Bar – Corporate Counsel Section,  Intellectual Property Section
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Direct Selling Association – Government relations committee and lawyers council
  • Southern Utah Bar Association

Current Community Service

  • Board of Trustees, University of Utah
  • National Advisory Counsel, Dixie State College
  • Board Member, Washington County Economic Development Council


  • Southern Utah University, B.S.
  • Brigham Young University, J Reuben Clark College of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

Utah Bar Association

Federal Court for Utah
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rating: AV



Getting to know Tim Anderson

The Greatest Object of the Law is to Encourage Commerce”

I am the managing attorney of the St. George, Utah office of Jones Waldo. Since first opening the St. George branch office of the firm in 1980, much of my practice has been focused on the quality growth and development of Southern Utah in diverse areas such as large-tract recreational property development including golf courses, ski resorts, planned development communities as well as mining and natural resources-related matters. I have handled the principal legal aspects of shopping center acquisition and development, including construction, mezzanine and permanent financing on shopping center and commercial retail projects in St. George and at other sites across the United States. Practice in these areas has, as a matter of course, required involvement in municipal law, real estate law, and public land policy matters in the Southwestern United States. My practice also extends to business development from start-ups to representation of rapid-growth private companies with a focus on introduction and expansion of new and existing companies into Southern Utah.

I view the various communities of Southwestern Utah as a virtual panoply of opportunity for small technology firms looking to carve out their own place in one of the most attractive parts of the American sunbelt. It is also ideal for many mid-size companies looking for an expansion site. The area is well-suited geographically for freight and other transportation-centered companies that serve the American Southwest. The quality of life is ideal for family-oriented people, as well as the outdoorsman and the adventurer. It is a truly a hub of commercial and industrial activity on the edge of one of the few remnants of the American frontier. Yet, you can catch some of the best rodeo in the world at the Dixie Round-Up (September, St. George), Broadway-quality theater on a stunning outdoor stage at Tuacahn (Summer and Fall), the finest of Shakespeare in the authentic Stratford on Avon replica stage in Cedar City (Summer and Fall), skiing at a 10,000 ft. + ski resort at Brian Head, or Lake Powell two hours to the east, Las Vegas two hours to the west and Grand Canyon two hours to the south. There are now five large high schools in the St. George area and two in Cedar City. Additionally, Dixie State College in St. George and Southern Utah University in Cedar City both serve the area well with their own programs and well-designed collaborations and partnerships with Utah State University and the state’s flagship institution – the University of Utah.

I am a senior shareholder at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, PC, one of Utah’s largest and oldest law firms. In addition to serving as the managing attorney for the seven-lawyer St. George office, I currently serve as chair of the firm’s General Counsel Services Group. In this role, I serve as general counsel for several major technology and international sales transaction-oriented clients, handling all aspects of corporate organization and operations as well as management of litigation. This work involves, among other things, emphasis on technology commercialization in higher education and other governmental environs, as well as licensing, publishing, and exploitation of intellectual properties and commercial transactions, both nationally and internationally. I am a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Direct Selling Association Regulatory and Legal Counsel Committee and the association’s International Council. I am a member of the Intellectual Property and Corporate Practice Sections of the Utah Bar and in connection with public lands and endangered species issues (with emphasis on protection of landowner’s rights) worked as a registered lobbyist for clients in matters with the State of Utah and the Federal Government. I am fluent in the German language. Since 1992 I have held and “AV-rating,” the highest peer-based rating an attorney can receive according to the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Consistent with the philosophy of the firm, I am active in business and civic affairs, having been appointed in 2005 by Governor Jon Huntsman to the Board of Trustees of the University of Utah. I also currently serve as a member of the Washington County Economic Development Council and on the National Advisory Counsel of Dixie State College. I served as a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Utah Hospital Foundation from 2000-2005. I was a trustee of Virgin River Santa Clara Flood Relief, Inc. (community response to the flood tragedy of January 2005). I was President of the Dixie State College Foundation from 1993 to 2004. I was appointed by Governor Michael O. Leavitt to the Board of Business and Economic Development for the State of Utah, 1992-2002 (vice-chairman); served as member of the Industrial Assistance Fund Committee; member of the Centers of Excellence Review Committee from 1993-2002 (chairman); and as Chairman of the Fifth District Judicial Nominating Commission, 1993-1998. I also had the honor of serving as “Logstar” (Honorary Wing Commander) of the 388 Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah, 2001-2002 (back-seated in an F-16, earned my 9-G certificate and did not throw up!). Earlier in my practice, I was a weekly columnist on matters concerning the law in my “From the Law Library” column in the Spectrum newspaper from 1986 to 1993. I have served on the Board of Directors of the St. George area Chamber of Commerce and was a founding member of the Washington County United Way.

My wife Kathryn and I enjoy a blended family of seven children, ages 11 to 26 and three grandchildren and are involved in many aspects of coaching, outdoor activities, supporting athletics, music and other family and children’s educational pursuits and activities. I have run twelve marathons. We reside in St. George, Utah, with a second residence in South Jordan, Utah. I was born in Seattle, Washington on March 12, 1951. I was educated in schools at various locations across the United States and in Germany, graduating with high honors in Political Science from Southern Utah University in 1975 and received my J.D. degree in 1978 from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. I am a member of the Utah Bar and am admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for Utah and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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