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Ricky Anderson

Attorney Ricky Anderson is a 1983 graduate of Prairie View A&M University, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration and his Juris Doctor Degree, from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1992, and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1992.

Attorney Ricky Anderson has been the Managing Partner of the Law Firm of Anderson & Smith P.C. since 1994 with their office in Houston, Texas, as well as, an Adjunct Professor at Thurgood Marshall School of Law since 1998 where he lectures Entertainment Law, Music Industry Contracts and Trail Preparation.

The Law Firm of Anderson & Smith P.C. represents Celebrities, Comedian-Actor Steve Harvey, Academy Award Recipient Comedian-Actress Mo’Nique, Actor Isaiah Washington, of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Four (4) Time Grammy Award Recipient, Gospel Great Yolanda Adams, Four (4) Time Grammy Award Recipients Gospel Duo Mary Mary,  WBNA’s three (3) time MVP and four (4) time WNBA World Champion, Houston Comet’s Cynthia Cooper, Former Houston Oiler, and Tennessee Titan’s Eddie Robinson and a host of others. 

In addition to the network television, movies, feature films, pay per view and HBO deals that Attorney Ricky Anderson develops, he is the Former Chairman and CEO of the Black Broadcasting Network, Inc.,  former CEO and President of CBS Records, Inc., a Texas Corporation, and the majority shareholder in Big City Enterprises, and Qudel Promotions, Inc. producing national concerts such as the “Kings of Comedy”, “Jazzfest”, “The Boys are Back”, and “The Hip Hop Comedy Reunion Tour”.  He is also the Executive Producer of the Nationally Syndicated Music Video Television Show, “Big City”, and such independent Feature Films as “Renegade”, “Beach Party Weekend”.

Attorney Ricky Anderson has held esteemed positions as The National Bar Association’s Entertainment Attorney of the Year, 2006-2007, Recipient of the National Bar Association’s Presidential Award, 2008 and 2012.  Chairman, National Bar Association’s Entertainment, Sports & Arts Law Section 2010-Present, President Elect, Houston Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law Section 2012-2013,  Advisor to the Grammy’s Board of Governors Texas Chapter 2010-2011, Grammy Governor for The Recording Academy, Texas Board of Governors 2007-2010, 2011-Present.

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