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Williamsburg attorney Alvin Anderson dies

andersonWilliamsburg attorney Alvin P. Anderson died Friday, Nov. 28, at age 60.

Mr. Anderson was a member of the executive committee at the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles, where chairman William R. Van Buren III said that he will be greatly missed.  “Alvin was a critical member of our leadership team and a respected and prominent figure in the Bar and our community,” said Van Buren in a note on the firm’s Web site.

Mr. Anderson’s practice concentrated on land use and eminent domain matters, according to Van Buren.  Mr. Anderson had recently been named to head the land use practice group at Kaufman & Canoles.

Van Buren said that Mr. Anderson died from complications related to recent surgery.

Mr. Anderson earned both his law (1972) and undergraduate degrees (1970) from the College of William and Mary, where he later served on the Board of Visitors, according to the school’s alumni office.  He was a former president of William & Mary’s Society of the Alumni, according to the firm’s Web site.

Mr. Anderson was a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.  He had chaired both the Judicial Nominations Committee of the Virginia State Bar and the District Ethics Committee of the Virginia State Bar.  He also was recognized as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation.

Mr. Anderson served as both Commissioner in Chancery and Commissioner of Accounts for the Circuit Court of the City of Williamsburg and the County of James City.

Mr. Anderson’s funeral will be held Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church located at 215 Richmond Road.

By Peter Vieth

One comment

  1. Alvin is gone, but he will never be forgotten. He was the most honest, the kindest, and most wonderful brother any one could ever have. I’m lucky that I had two wonderful brothers, but even so, he will be forever missed by all of us.

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