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Sarah Anderson

Senior Associate | Tampa

Sarah Anderson is a Senior Associate in Butler’s main office located in Tampa, Florida where she practices in Third-Party Coverage and Extra-Contractual matters.

Sarah earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence, summa cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University where she served as Notes and Comments Editor for Nova Law Review.  Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University where she was a member of the Division I Women’s Lacrosse Team.

After law school, Sarah served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James D. Whittemore and the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. She also served as the Tobacco Judicial Law Clerk for the Middle District of Florida, handling the District’s docket of Engle progeny cases against Big Tobacco companies.

Sarah is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in federal court in the State of Florida. She is also a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.


  • Florida


  • Nova Southeastern University
    Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude
  • Cornell University
    Bachelor of Science


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)


  • Florida District Court (Southern District)


Does the Pollution Exclusion Bar Coverage for Injuries Arising out of Viruses and Bacteria?

In policies without a specific bacteria or virus exclusion, the pollution exclusion may apply to exclude coverage for claims for bodily injury resulting from an occurrence involving bacteria or viral “contaminants.” The Florida Supreme Court has not yet considered whether viruses and bacteria fall within the definition of a pollutant under the Absolute or Total Pollution Exclusions.  ...

Sarah Anderson