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Dennis Anderson
500 Washington Avenue South
Suite 4000
Minneapolis MN 55415
TEL: (612) 336-9179
FAX: (612) 336-9100
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Dennis C. Anderson

Dennis represents some of the world’s largest insurance companies in complex disputes over property and liability insurance claims. He counsels clients about coverage, appraisal, claims handling, fraudulent claims, allegations of statutory violations, allegations of insurance bad faith, and other matters. Dennis has successfully defended cases arising from property damage, construction defects, builder’s risk, business interruption, and bad faith claims. Dennis has particular expertise in the area of property insurance appraisal, advising and representing clients to reach fair and efficient outcomes while avoiding abuses and pitfalls of the appraisal process.

Dennis came to the practice of law after a successful career in construction management. Before joining Zelle, he externed for U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes, and worked as a judicial law clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals for Hon. Terri Stoneburner, Hon. John P. Smith, Hon. Michael L. Kirk, and Hon. Peter M. Reyes.

For more than 25 years, Dennis has volunteered with Mano a Mano International partners, and currently serves on its Board of Directors.


"Business Interruption/Period of Restoration" case summary, Insurance Litigation Reporter, August 4, 2023, author

The Grantham Research Institute's 2023 Global Trends in Climate Change Litigation Policy Report, citation, June 29, 2023

"Big Oil Certiorari Denial May Alter Climate Change Litigation," Law360, April 26, 2023, co-author

"Opioid Case May Guide Climate Change Insurance Suits," Law360 Insurance Authority, May 11, 2022, co-author

"Minn. Big Oil Climate Suit Follows Big Tobacco Blueprint," Insurance Law360, January 4, 2022, co-author

"Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Spring 2020, co-author

"Crypto Economy Presents Novel Challenges for Insurers," Insurance Law360, August 3, 2018, co-author

"Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, March 30, 2018, co-author

"Insurance Bad Faith Claims in the Age of AI Jim," Insurance Law360, January 29, 2018, author

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Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2024.

Named "Rising Star" by Minnesota Super Lawyers® 2022, 2023.

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