Philip Anderson has practiced law in Asheville since February 1995 and joined Van Winkle in September 2021. He enjoys a broad, general civil litigation and trial practice, including litigation concerning contracts, business and business torts, trusts and estates, commercial leases, construction, real estate disputes, and commercial disputes.

Practice Areas

Awards & Honors

  • SuperLawyers 2021-2024 (General Litigation)
  • Legal Elite 2021 (Litigation)
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star 1999
  • N.C. Journal of International Law (UNC School of Law)
  • Tulane University Sports Lawyers Journal (published 1995)


  • 1991 B. Electrical Engineering, Highest Honors, Georgia Tech;
  • 1994 J.D. UNC School of Law

Professional Affiliations

  • 28th Judicial District Bar (Buncombe County)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Harry C. Martin American Inns of Court
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association (W.D.N.C.)
  • Permanent Member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

Community Involvement

  • Board of Asheville Home Builders Association (2019-present)
  • Childrens’ Sunday School teacher (2014-2020)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC, former Board Member

Outside work, Philip focuses on sharing life and experiences with his wife and kids through travel, youth sports, and outdoor activities.