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Claudia Smith Anderson, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1979, United States District Court (central district) Illinois 1979. Recipient American Jurisprudence award, 1979.


Anderson, Claudia Smith was born on March 21, 1953 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Lester Berry and June Edda (Kopal) Smith.


Student, Stephens College, 1971—1972. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Rockford College, 1976. Juris Doctor cum laude, Gonzaga University, 1979.


Associate Acton, Acton, Meyer & Smith, Danville, Illinois, 1979—1983. Partner Acton, Meyer, Smith, Miller & Anderson, 1984—1986, Anderson & Anderson, 1986—1999. Appointed member Danville Plan Commission, since 1984.

Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, Danville, since 1984. Advisory board directors St. Elizabeth Hospital, since 1987. Judge ll. Circuit Court, since 1998.

Appointed presiding judge Vermilion County Court, 2005.


  • Bar: Illinois 1979, United States District Court (central district) Illinois 1979.


Member of Daughters of the American Revolution, American Association For Justice, American Association of University Women (life), Danville C. of Chamber (board directors since 1985, vice president since 1988), Judges Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Vermilion County Bar Association (public relations chairman since 1984), Illinois Bar Association, Executive (Danville) (president 1981-1982).


Married Curtis Allan Anderson Anderson, August 26, 1972. Children: Breda Thorn, Celia Allana, Keira June.

Lester Berry Smith

June Edda (Kopal) Smith

Curtis Allan Anderson Anderson

Breda Thorn Anderson

Celia Allana Anderson

Keira June Anderson