Calum B. Anderson

Of Counsel


During law school, Mr. Anderson was Managing and Business Editor at the Boston College Law Review.

Mr. Anderson’s major area of practice is civil litigation involving construction, insurance coverage, environmental contamination, product liability, intellectual property and medical malpractice. The cases have involved the defense of architects and engineers; claims of differential settlement by adjacent landowners arising out of dewatering activities used during the construction of the John Hancock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts; property damage claims arising out of the use of asbestos-containing fireproofing at Towers 1 and 2 of the World Trade Center in New York City and structures in Dayton, Ohio; the PCB contamination of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania office buildings in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; “sick building” claims; product liability claims alleging defective design or manufacture of medical devices, latex gloves, boilers and other products; patent infringement claims concerning novel wastewater treatment technologies; insurance coverage claims arising out of the contamination of New Bedford Harbor, the contamination of groundwater at Harvard University, property damage and bodily injuries arising out of the Kleen Energy gas explosion in Middletown, Connecticut and numerous other construction-related insurance coverage matters.

Mr. Anderson has lectured on Application of the Ordinary v. Extraordinary Care Standard When Deciding Whether to Terminate Life Support Systems.

For approximately 15 years, Mr. Anderson has served on the Medical Ethics Committee for Franciscan Hospice Care in Meriden, Connecticut.

Representative Cases
Fortin v. Hartford Underwriters Insurance Co., 139 Conn. App. 826 (2013)
Walters v. Howmedica Osteonics. Inc., 676 F. Supp. 2d 44 (D. Conn. 2009).
Zamboni v. Aladan Corp., 304 F. Supp. 2d 218 (D. Mass 2004).
Ortiz v. Gaston County Dyeing Machine Co., 277 F.3d 594 (1st Cir 2002).
Trinity Church in the City of Boston v. John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co., 399 Mass. 43 (1987).


  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1976
  • A.B., Gettysburg College, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • “Priority of Indemnity Payments: states split on whether the subcontractors’ Primary or Excess Policy Precedes the General Contractor’s Excess Policy”, DRI Covered Events (August 24, 2012), co-authored with Tara C. Nenart.
  • “Not Losing Sleep Over Exhaustion: Understanding When Excess Insurance Is Triggered”, DRI Covered Events (February 7, 2011) co-authored with Jason Henderson.
  • Connecticut Medical Malpractice Law (4th ed 2017); co-authored with Joyce Lagnese and Frank Santoro.
  • Debunking the Arson Triangle, For the Defense (December 2001) co-authored with Frank Santoro.


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute