Denise M. Anderson

Attorney in Tampa, FL
Denise M. Anderson is a Partner at Butler Pappas.

Denise is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and is an AV peer-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Denise is the Chairperson of the Firm's Construction Defect Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the Casualty Defense department. Practicing primarily in the fields of construction defect and product liability, she has handled numerous complex construction matters including the representation of a variety of trades involving roofing, stucco, electrical, HVAC, windows, general contractors, design professionals, land developers, suppliers/manufacturers, groundwork, masonry, waterproofing, fire protection and plumbing. She also has over 14 years experience in handling large property loss subrogation matters. Denise has handled cases throughout the southeast portion of the United States.

She received her Bachelor of Arts, with high honors, from Auburn University (1991) and her Juris Doctorate 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 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 and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.

Denise is also the National Membership Vice Chairperson of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) where she presently serves on four Committees: New Generation, Diversity, Webinar and Long Range Planning. In addition, Denise has served as a Florida delegate for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) since 2011 to the present. 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 being undertaken by 150 attorneys from across the U.S. and Canada. Recently, she was also appointed as a Co-Chairperson for the CLM's Annual Construction and Environmental Mini-Conference in Boston on August 1, 2014.

Denise has authored publications in national journals and lectured on a variety of civil litigation topics at national conferences and at in-house seminars for insurance company clients; including but not limited to evidence preservation, right to repair statutes, Daubert trial skills for younger lawyers and managing costs in complex construction claims.

She has also been an active 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 Pappas since November 1995.

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 - Large Loss

(813) 281-1900
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Areas of Law

  • Casualty Defense Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Construction


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in Construction Law, Litigation and Insurance
4.7 out of 5.0

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Admission Details

Admitted in 1994, Georgia and Florida

Law School Attended

Mercer University School of Law
Class of 1994

University Attended

Auburn University
Class of 1991
Psychology, with high honors

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Denise M. Anderson
One Harbour Place, Suite 500 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard,
Tampa, FL 33602


Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP (Tampa, Florida)

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