Althea B. Anderson joined the LEX family in February 2016 in the position of Consulting Attorney assigned to the Jamaica office. Althea’s role includes but not limited to assisting the Country Managing Partner in the operations of the office.
Althea received her credentials from three jurisdictions, namely; England, Jamaica and the United States of America. First obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica before attending the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom where Althea earned her Bachelor of Laws. Thereafter, she completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) where she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills at the Inns of Court School of Law, which is now known as City Law School. Althea’s academic pursuit did not stop there, she pursued and attained a Masters in International Law (LLM) degree from Stetson College of Law, the first law school in Florida. She subsequently obtained her Certificate of Legal Education from Norman Manley Law School in Kingston Jamaica.
Althea is a qualified Barrister and Attorney-at-Law having being called to the Bar of England and Wales and Jamaica. As part of her LLM programme she received training in US Immigration Law, Mediation, Arbitration, International Litigation and International Business Transaction.
Althea’s legal career begun when she worked in the capacity of a Consultant to small law firm specializing in civil law where she was constantly recognized for her analytical and reasoning ability coupled with her critical thinking skills.
Two years later, Althea opened her own law office where she practiced primarily in the areas of civil litigation, conveyance, family, probate and administration.
Beyond her legal experience Althea maintains sound judgment, good problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
Keeping her passion for academia alive Althea began working as a Lecturer in the Philosophy Department of the University of the West Indies before joining the University of Technology as Lecturer in the Faculty of Law. Constantly recognized for her substantive knowledge of the laws and procedures and well developed legal research ability prepared her to not only advocate but teach. She has not been afraid to give back in this way and constantly encouraging her students to have a passion for the law.
She is a member of Jamaica Bar Association, The Bar Council of England and Wales, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and an immediate past member of the Medical Council of Jamaica.