After graduating from Plano Senior as a National Merit Scholar and earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Anthony attended the University of Texas School of Law on a full merit scholarship as a Townes-Rice Scholar. Upon graduating from University of Texas Law, he passed the bar and began practicing law. Anthony has practiced law at the highest levels – including in the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals – and has been quoted on TV, on the radio, and in newspapers regarding his high-profile cases. Anthony’s professional achievements as an attorney have earned him recognition as a “Rising Star” in the Texas legal community six years in a row.
Anthony has had a longstanding commitment to community involvement. He was elected to the Plano City Council in 2017. His colleagues on the City Council elected him Deputy Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Plano in 2019. Prior to being elected to the City Council, Anthony served as Vice Chair of the Plano Heritage Commission. He has served on a number of nonprofit boards and committees, including:
- Regional board of advisers for Joni and Friends (a ministry to those affected by disability and their families that has its regional headquarters at the Hope Center here in Plano)
- Dallas benefit host committee for International Justice Mission
- Portfolio Advisory Board for Texas Women Ventures
- Professional committees through the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Anthony, Liesl, and their young children – Ethan (7 yrs), Benjamin (2 yrs), and Catherine (4 months) – are active members of The Ridge Church.