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Robyn L. Anderson

Robyn Anderson has represented policyholders in their insurance coverage claims and disputes for more than 20 years. At the forefront of her practice is environmental insurance coverage litigation, wherein she has helped clients across numerous industries recover millions from insurers under their historical general liability policies. An author of Environmental Insurance for New Appleman on Insurance Law, Robyn is recognized as a leading insurance lawyer by numerous organizations including Benchmark Litigation and Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers. Robyn’s policyholder work over the decades has also extended to insurance claims for toxic tort or asbestos liability, organization liability for alleged sexual misconduct, business interruption claims under commercial property insurance, additional insured and contractual liability coverage disputes, errors and omissions coverage for business disputes, and product recall and contamination claims. And, more recently, Robyn is excited to join the firm’s Civil Rights Insurance Recovery practice group, which helps recover financial restitution for exonerated prisoners from insurance carriers representing the public entities that wrongfully prosecuted and imprisoned them. 

Aside from coverage claims and litigation, Robyn advises clients through all aspects of their coverage inquiries and needs. Through policy archaeology she helps clients find old, missing policies. Through policy reviews, she helps clients detect potential gaps to be filled before a claim arises. And, she helps clients review current coverages to make sure they comply with contract specifications. 

Outside of her extensive property and casualty insurance work for policyholders, Robyn is equally experienced in handling ERISA and employee benefit litigation for employers, insurers and claim administrators. She has defended hundreds of cases throughout the country, with notable experience handling disability, retirement, and life benefit cases in the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits. She expertly and efficiently advises clients with respect to benefit disputes, regulatory inquiries, alleged fiduciary breaches, ERISA preemption and ERISA disclosure requirements.   

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Environmental Insurance Claims," RIMS Ozark Area Chapter, Springfield, MO, October 24, 2019
  • Presenter, "Emerging Legal Issues," Agricultural Roundtable, September 2013
  • Presenter, "Additional Insured Status Issues," Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, June 2013
  • Presenter, "How to Get the Most Out of Your Liability Coverage After the Claim Comes In," MOPrima (August 2013), Risk Insurance Management Society - Ozarks Chapter, May 2013 (May 2013) and Association of Corporate Counsel – MidAmerica Chapter (April 2013)
  • Presenter, "Insurance Recovery in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy," National Law Journal Crisis Litigation Forum, May 2013
  • Presenter, "Insurance Litigation Trends," State of Litigation conference, Kansas City, 2010-2011
  • Presenter, "Insurance Hot Topics: Practical Advice for Corporate Counsel," 2009
  • Presenter, "Additional Insurance Coverage & Certificates of Insurance," Risk Insurance Management Society, Overland Park, Kansas, 2008
  • Presenter, "Tips on Handling Insolvent Claims," Risk Insurance Management Society, Springfield, Missouri, 2006

Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Life, Health & Disability Committee)

Honors

  • Selected among Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2023
  • Ingram’s Magazine, 40 Under 40,” 2014
  • Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” (2012-2015), “Litigation Stars” (2013-2016) and “Leading Insurance Attorney”
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” 
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Assistant

Amy Smith
816.460.5572

Industries

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1999

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996

University of Missouri-Columbia,
B.J., summa cum laude, 1996