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Mark L. Anderson

Phone: (801) 441-9393


Mark Anderson is a seasoned trial attorney, having tried more than 50 cases to verdict or judicial decision, representing both defendants and plaintiffs. Mark’s practice is an interesting mix: in addition to traditional commercial litigation (with emphasis in insurance coverage litigation), he regularly defends workers’ compensation and personal injury claims for insurers and rental car companies, has represented manufacturers and retail sellers against product liability claims, and pioneered the defense of alcohol liability claims under the Utah Dramshop Act.

Mark is experienced in evaluating coverage under contracts of insurance, and he has both prosecuted and defended numerous declaratory judgment lawsuits concerning insurance coverage. Additionally, Mark has represented many clients in matters involving allegations of bad faith handling of insurance claims.

Education Recognition Associations Lectures / Publications Opinions
  • Washington School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1994
  • University of Utah, J.D. 1988
  • University of Utah, M.B.A. 1988
  • University of Utah, B.A., Economics, 1984
  • Certified Technology Master Advocate
  • AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine (Thomson Reuters • 2010-2020
  • “Utah Legal Elite,” Utah Business Magazine
    Insurance & Civil Litigation • 2016 - 2020, 2022
  • Utah State Bar

Speaker, "Utah Workers' Compensation Basics," Salt Lake County, 2020

Speaker, "Serving It Up - When providing alcohol can create more problems than a hangover," Utah Defense Lawyers Association, 2017

  • Stephens v. Bonneville Travel, 935 P.2d 518 (Utah 1987) (Utah Supreme Court decision that resulted in the direct amendment of the Dramshop Act to exclude ordinary businesses from the Act)
  • Richardson v. Matador Steak House, 948 P.2d 347 (Utah 1997) (Supreme Court decision addressing whether a customer of a dramshop has a viable claim under the Dramshop Act)
  • Adkins v. Uncle Bart’s, 1 P.3d 528 (Utah 2000) (Supreme Court considered whether the Dramshop Act allows for recovery of wrongful death and punitive damages)