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A Partner at Butler, Denise M. Anderson is the Chairperson of the firm’s Construction Litigation Practice Group. Denise is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida  Bar and is an AV peer-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

While she currently practices primarily in the fields of Construction Defect and Product Liability, in her legal career she has handled a large variety of insurance related disputes involving coverage and subrogation. Her construction experience includes the representation of general contractors, developers, designers, every trade in the construction process, as well as suppliers and manufacturers of building components. She has served as the chairperson of several national construction seminars and regularly speaks to clients and peers on a variety of construction and civil litigation topics.

After serving as the Regional Chairperson (Southern Region) for the Women in Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA), Denise was appointed to the Board of Directors of the WCLA in 2015. Denise served as the National Membership Vice Chairperson of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) from 2014 to 2016.  In 2016, Denise was elected to a three year term on the Executive Council of the ADTA.   In addition, Denise has served as a Florida delegate for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. In 2013, she was appointed to serve as the Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the CLM’s production of a Claims Handling Manual which is national initiative undertaken by 150 attorneys from across the U.S. and Canada.  Also, Denise was selected two years in a row as a Chairperson for the CLM’s Annual Construction and Environmental Conference (Boston 2014, Atlanta 2015). Denise was also asked to co-chair the ExecuSummit Construction Claims and Litigation Conference from 2016 to 2018.

She received her Bachelor of Arts, with high honors, from Auburn University (1991) and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Mercer University School of Law (1994). Denise is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Florida and the state courts of Georgia.  Her professional memberships include the Association Defense Trial Attorneys, Women in Construction Litigation Alliance, The Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, the Hillsborough Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.

She has also been a member of the Junior League of Tampa since 2002, serving on committees for community projects to assist foster children, children aging out of foster care, children’s literacy, among others. Denise is a native Floridian and has been employed with Butler since November 1995.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia

Recognitions

  • AV Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified in Construction Law

Education

  • Auburn University
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Mercer University
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • Junior League of Tampa (JLT)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The Florida Bar

Courts

  • Florida Federal Courts
  • Florida State Courts

Media

Denise Anderson – Construction Community Advisory Board Nomination

Join us in congratulating Partner Denise Anderson for her recent nomination to the Construction Advisory Board of the CLM. As a board member, Denise will advise on key issues related to the construction community. Learn more about the CLM here....

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Construction Defect Claims

Unprecedented. That's the word all of us keep hearing from almost every source. BECAUSE IT'S TRUE. Upon us is not only a health crisis, but the pandemic's economic impacts and the consequences of our nation's attempts to respond to it, as well. While construction has been deemed to be less subject to Covid-19 impacts than other industries, such as restaurant and retail, that's cold comfort for ...

Butler’s Thursday Tips | Staying Fit

Partner Denise Anderson offers some tips on staying active and healthy while working from home. Stay tuned to find out more helpful tips! [embed]https://youtu.be/_nIhWt6q4wo[/embed]...

13 Reasons Why You Are Successful In Resolving Construction Claims 2020

Join Partner Denise Anderson as she and co-presenters Cynthia Romesburg (The Main Street America Group) and Robert Zaralban (SEA, Ltd.) present "13 Reasons Why You Are Successful in Resolving Construction Claims" for the 2020 CLM Western Florida Chapter Education and Networking Event. This presentation will take place on February 27, 2020. The presentation, 13 Reasons Why You Are Successful In ...

Butler Sponsors 4th Annual Construction Defect Execusummit

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the 4th Annual Construction Defect ExecuSummit on December 10-11, 2019. This event will be held at the Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center in Uncasville, CT. Partner Denise Anderson is the Co-Chair for the conference and will be presenting "13 Reasons Why You Are Successful in Resolving Construction Claims". ...

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13 Reasons Why You Are Successful In Resolving Construction Claims

Denise Anderson and co-presenters Marta Brown (BMC), Susan Domanski (Construction Disputes Consultants, LLC) and La Tonya Darby (RCM&D) presented "13 Reasons Why You Are Successful in Resolving Construction Claims." This presentation took place at the Execusummit 4th Annual Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies Conference at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Convention Center...

Denise Anderson – Co-chair of Execusummit Conference

Join us in congratulating Partner Denise Anderson for being named Co-Chair for the 2019 Execusummit Construction Defect Conference. Denise will be presenting "13 Reasons Why You Are Successful in Resolving Construction Claims" at this conference. View her event page here. ExecuSummit producers are at the forefront of construction defect claims and litigation strategies, monitoring & researc...

Butler Proud to Sponsor 2019 DRI Annual Meeting

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the Defense and Research Institute (DRI) Annual Meeting on October 16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This program will give attendees the opportunity to: Experience outstanding educational programming on timely topics to include the ever-changing world and developing legal topics to stay ahead of the game. Earn up to 10 hours of CLE credit including u...

Denise Anderson – Winner of the Attorney of the Year Award

Join us in congratulating Denise Anderson for being selected as the recipient of the Vela Insurance Service’s Attorney of the Year Award for the Southeast Region of the U.S. The staff of Vela voted Denise as their favorite attorney to work with. She was recognized for her prompt responsiveness to inquiries, the ability for getting results and for always putting staff at ease with her complian...

Attacking A Claim: Plotting A Successful Resolution – A Panel Discussion

Partner Denise Anderson presented "Attacking a Claim: Plotting a Successful Resolution - A Panel Discussion" with co-presenters Susan L. Domanski, Christine A. Guaditis and Stuart Sobel. This presentation took place in Miami, FL on May 15, 2019 for the "Preventing or Minimizing Future Construction Defect Litigation" seminar....

3rd Annual Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies Execusummit

Partner Denise Anderson was named co-chair for the 3rd Annual Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit in Uncasville, CT on December 4—5, 2018. The ExecuSummit is an event designed for educating Construction defect claims-focused insurance professionals on how to succeed in this rapidly changing environment....

Clm & Business Insurance Conference – Extrapolation: You’re Asking Me To Assume

Partner Denise Anderson, along with co-presenters: Carolyn Crawford, Thomas Brown, Robert Zaralban, and Chad Dunigan, presented "Extrapolation: You're Asking Me To Assume What?" at the 2018 CLM & Business Insurance Construction Conference in Chicago....

International Women’s Day

"LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT MAKING OTHERS BETTER AS A RESULT OF YOUR PRESENCE AND MAKING SURE THAT IMPACT LASTS IN YOUR ABSENCE." -SHERYL SANBERG (COO OF FACEBOOK) ...

2nd Annual Construction Defect, Claims Litigation Strategies Execusummit – Construction Risk Transfer

Denise Anderson from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig was a moderator for a presentation in Uncasville, CT at the 2nd Annual Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit on the topic of "Construction Risk Transfer"....

Denise Anderson: Co-chair of the 2nd Annual Construction Defect Conference Execusummit

Denise Anderson was selected to be the Co-Chair of the 2nd Annual Construction Defect Conference for ExecuSummit. This conference is held in Uncasville, CT on December 5 & 6, 2017 and is an educational event specifically designed for Construction defect claims focused insurance professionals. Congratulations on this honor, Denise! ...

2017 Clm & Business Insurance Construction Conference – There’s Nothing Wrong With The Construction, But It’s Still Your Fault!

Denise Anderson from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Michele Blais, Chad Dunigan, and David Smith presented in San Diego, CA at the 2017 CLM & Business Insurance Construction Conference on the topic of "There's Nothing Wrong with the Construction, But It's Still YOUR FAULT!"...

Clm 2017 Annual Conference – What About An Expert, Can Afford One, Can We Afford Not To Have One?

Denise Anderson from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenters Diana Gersberger, David Levy, Phillip Wilbourn, and Ralph Woodard, presented in Nashville, TN at the CLM 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "What About An Expert, Can Afford One, Can We Afford Not to Have One?" on March 31, 2017. ...

Inaugural Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies Execusummit

Denise Anderson from Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig along with co-presenter Katherine A. Jones from Fisher Kanaris, P.C. presented in Uncasville, CT at the 2016 Inaugural Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit on the topic of "Wrap Ups: Are They working? " on December 6th, 2016. ...

Around the Clm: Getting to Know Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson a Partner at Butler discusses her and fellow co-chair Jacqueline Stein's work on CLM Atlanta, which takes place on Nov. 5-6, 2015. On the combined content format of CLM Atlanta: “The CLM Atlanta conference includes three tracks: One track on construction litigation and claims topics; one on environmental litigation and claims topics; and one on more general claims litigation m...

Florida Construction Law Seminar

Denise Anderson moderated a panel discussing, "Navigating the Minefields of the Tripartite Relationship" at MC Consultants' Florida Construction Law Seminar in Tampa, FL....

Denise Anderson Appointed to the Wcla Executive Board

Denise Anderson was recently appointed to the Women's Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA) Executive Board. WCLA is a national non-profit public benefit organization that supports women in construction litigation. Please join us in congratulating her on this well-deserved role....

Denise Anderson Appointed to Wcla Southeast Regional Chair

The firm is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson has been selected to be the Regional Chair for the Southeast Coast Region of the Women's Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA)...

2013 Clm Construction Committee Mini-Conference

Denise Anderson spoke at the 2013 CLM Construction Committee Mini-Conference on November 8, 2013. Denise's session was, "Right To Repair: Use It, Don't Abuse It."...

2013 Clm Construction/Environmental Adr/Afa Conference

Denise Anderson spoke at the 2013 CLM Construction/Environmental ADR/AFA Conference on November 8, 2013 in Costa Mesa, CA. Denise's topic was, "Right to Repair: Use It, Don't Abuse It."...

Denise Anderson Appointed to two Chairperson Positions

The firm is pleased to announce that Denise Anderson has been appointed the National Membership Vice-Chairperson of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA). Denise has also been named chairperson of the Oversight Committee for the development of the National Claims Handling Manual of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE TRIAL ATTORNEYS CLAIMS AND ...

Clm 2013 Annual Conference

Denise Anderson spoke at the CLM 2013 Annual Conference on April 10, 2013. Denise's session was, "Litigation Management-How To Lose A Client in Ten Days (Or Better Yet Keep the Client.)"...

Clm’s Construction And Environmental Mini-Conference

Denise spoke at the CLM Construction and Environmental Mini-Conference. The topic covered was "2012's Top Ten Cases Impacting Construction and Environmental Claims."...

The 2012 Women’s Leadership Forum: Paying It Forward And Paying It Back

"Inspiration to initiate improvement." That's what attendees can expect to take away from the CLM's  2012 Women's Leadership Forum. The 2012 Women's Leadership Forum...

Clm Florida Annual Meeting

Denise Anderson and Carol Rooney presented at CLM's Florida Annual Meeting. The panel presentation was on, "Managing Costs in Construction Defect Litigation."...

Something Old…Something New…: The Availability Of “Sentimental Value” Damages In Courts Throughout The United States

This article was originally published in the Subrogator, a publication by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Fall 2006, Page 49. © Copyright 2006 by NASP. All rights reserved. Republished by Butler with permission from NASP.    "My grandfather's law diploma means the world to me. It was framed and given to me after his death by my family, as I was the only child to becom...

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