Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

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. 


  • Florida
  • Georgia


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


  • Auburn University
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Mercer University
    Juris Doctor


  • 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

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

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October 01, 2006 PUBLICATIONSomething Old...Something New...: the Availability of "Sentimental Value" Damages in Courts Throughout the United States

"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. 

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November 08, 2013 EVENT2013 CLM Construction Committee Mini-Conference
2013 CLM Construction Committee Mini-Conference
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November 08, 2013 EVENT2013 CLM Construction/Environmental ADR/AFA Conference
2013 CLM Construction/Environmental ADR/AFA Conference
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April 10, 2013 EVENTCLM 2013 Annual Conference
CLM 2013 Annual Conference
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November 09, 2012 EVENTCLM's Construction and Environmental Mini-Conference
CLM's Construction and Environmental Mini-Conference
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January 26, 2012 EVENTCLM Florida Annual Meeting
CLM Florida Annual Meeting
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November 17, 2009 EVENTStaying Connected and Motivated in Uncertain Times
Staying Connected and Motivated in Uncertain Times
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April 27, 2007 EVENTUpdate on Florida Property Insurance Legislation and Case Decisions Impacting Catastrophe Claims
Update on Florida Property Insurance Legislation and Case Decisions Impacting Catastrophe Claims
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Catastrophic Recovery Coordination
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Design
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Drainage
  • Construction Defect Litigation - EIFS
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Indemnity Claims
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Roof
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Structure Failures
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Stucco
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Windows
  • Contribution Claims
  • Federal Multi-District Litigation
  • Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation
  • Fire Spread Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • Indemnity Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Products Liability - Automobile
  • Products Liability - Consumer Products (All Types)
  • Products Liability - Equipment Losses
  • Products Liability - Pipe Failures
  • Subrogation
  • Subrogation - Large Loss