Carmen Anderson is an equity shareholder and member of the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. Her practice focuses on product liability, toxic tort, strategic risk and crisis management. She has tried many cases to verdict for Fortune 500 companies, including industrial product manufacturers and common carrier defendants. She manages a national practice in toxic tort litigation including benzene, fugitive emissions, chemicals and asbestos. Carmen also serves as regional and local counsel for numerous corporations in Wisconsin’s state and federal courts. Carmen assists various clients with due diligence investigations and advises on compliance issues including OSHA and California’s Proposition 65 legislation. Outside the United States, Carmen directs and consults on numerous matters including coverage, risk management, strategic planning and litigation defense in the United Kingdom and other EU countries.
She is a member of the Defense Research Institute as well as the Wisconsin, Seventh Circuit, and American Bar Associations and is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. In addition, Carmen is active in the Milwaukee Bar Association, for which she coordinates quarterly blood drives.
Carmen serves on the Board of Directors Executive Committee for Fisher House Wisconsin, a private-public partnership that provides a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. She also serves on the Governance Committee for Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin. Previously she served as chairperson for the Friends of Villa Terrace’s biennial Gala in the Garden fundraiser.
Carmen has been a Leadership Level Giver for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, participating in the Healthy Girls Initiative, United Way’s acclaimed approach to reduce teen pregnancy and improve the health of girls, boys and families in our community. In addition, Carmen has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in its ReStore and with Whitefish Bay’s Green Day in the Bay and other Civic Foundation activities. An avid sports fan, Carmen is Vice President of the Milwaukee Area I Club, an organization committed to philanthropic efforts for her alma mater, the University of Iowa.