Mark S. Anderson

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Northwest Region
Co-Vice Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department

Mark is currently chair of the Northwest Region Subrogation and Recovery practice group and is co-vice chair of the firm's national Subrogation and Recovery Department. He concentrates his practice in claims arising out of industrial and energy facilities, construction defects, product liability, wildfires, and marine vessels and facilities.

Mark has tried several cases to verdict in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. He has represented the insurance industry and insureds in several major casualty losses in the Northwest. Mark has handled a variety of construction defect and product liability cases, including several involving industrial and power generation facilities.

Mark is a frequent lecturer for the insurance industry, maritime groups and the University of Washington School of Engineering. He has also acted as a neutral arbitrator in a variety of cases.

Mark attended the University of Washington, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1985, and earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1988. Mark is licensed in Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii state and federal courts and has handled a variety of cases throughout the Northwest.

A few notable cases include: The Bellevue, WA tower crane collapse; flood damage to the University of Hawaii-Manoa; the Whatcom Middle School fire loss; the Evergreen school fire loss; a CPVC water main failure in a 25 story condominium tower; a rocket explosion in Kodiak, Ark.; and an electrical failure to a co-generation facility in Montana. 

When Mark is not working he can usually be found on a ski slope or on one of the many beautiful rivers and streams in the Northwest.



Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.


Summer 2010 [Subrogation & Recovery Observer]

July 29, 2010

Summer 2010 - Subrogation & Recovery Observer -

Winter 2010 [Insurance Coverage Observer]

February 21, 2010

Winter 2010 - Insurance Coverage Observer -

Fall 2009 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2009

Fall 2009 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - Welcome to the Fall 2009 issue of the Cozen O'Connor Subrogation and Recovery Observer. In this issue, we report on our recent trial victories, notable settlements, and other newsworthy developments in subrogation issues

Winter 2009 [Insurance Coverage Observer]

January 29, 2009

In this issue, we identify key coverage developments from the year 2008. We summarize recent court decisions dealing with coverage for toxic torts, environmental losses, construction defect and property losses. We also address new decisions in the areas of insolvency and reinsurance.

Recovery in Employee Dishonesty Cases [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

April 25, 2006

Recovery in Employee Dishonesty Cases - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - 11 pgs. In an employee dishonesty claim, there are a number of theories from which to pursue recovery and a number of targets that may be responsible. This five-step process is designed to aid recovery in such cases.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Up in Smoke…Burn Testing in Fire Cases

September 27, 2022 - Webinar

2009 Insurance Conference

September 22, 2009 - Seattle, WA

Industry Sectors


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1985
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court -- Oregon
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association