A Partner at Butler, Denise M. Anderson practices in our casualty defense litigation, construction litigation, and product liability departments. She is the Chairperson of the firm’s Construction Defect Litigation Practice Group, and her focus areas include construction defect litigation, product liability, and subrogation. For nearly two decades, she has handled large property loss subrogation matters throughout the southeast portion of the United States.
Denise received her Bachelor of Arts, with high honors, from Auburn University in 1991 and her Juris Doctor from Mercer University School of Law in 1994. Since then she has served as the National Membership Vice Chairperson of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA), where she appeared on four committees: New Generation, Diversity, Webinar and Long Range Planning. In addition, she has served as a Florida delegate for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), as well as the Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the CLM's production of a Claims Handling Manual.
Denise has authored publications in national journals and lectured on a variety of civil litigation topics at national conferences and at in-house seminars. Her focus areas include evidence preservation, right to repair statutes, Daubert trial skills for young lawyers, and managing costs in complex construction claims.
- AV Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
- Board Certified in Construction Law
- Auburn University
Bachelor of Arts
- Mercer University
- American Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
- Junior League of Tampa
- National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
- State Bar of Georgia
- The Florida Bar
- All Federal Courts in Florida
- All State Courts of Florida
September 01, 2012
PUBLICATIONThe 2012 Women's Leadership Forum: Paying it Forward and Paying it Back
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"Inspiration to initiate improvement." That's what attendees can expect to take away from the CLM's 2012 Women's Leadership Forum.
October 01, 2006
PUBLICATIONSomething Old...Something New...: the Availability of "Sentimental Value" Damages in Courts Throughout the United States
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"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 become an attorney as well." These self professed statements of value are heard over and over by subrogation attorneys throughout the United States during painstaking conferences with the insured to determine the value of his or her uninsured losses after a catastrophic loss. Quite simply, attorneys often attempt to assess the "value" of a certain personal items of the insured, when actually, no realistic fair market value exists. Such items are considered "irreplaceable" by the insured, and consist of photographs, family heirlooms, wedding memorabilia, and family documents such as marriage licences.