Kirk M. Anderson

Kirk M. Anderson is the founder of Anderson Law Firm, PLLC, and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, and appeals. Mr. Anderson has successfully defended criminal charges ranging from petty misdemeanors to felony level offenses in Minnesota, Wisconsin and United States District Court. He has litigated hundreds of civil disputes, and participated in more than 50 appeals.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Anderson was a television reporter at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, MN, and Sports Director of KVSC-FM in St. Cloud, MN, where he was also the play-by-play announcer for the St. Cloud State University Men’s Hockey team.

In his spare time, Mr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, traveling, (having visited more than 20 countries), watching the Minnesota Vikings, coaching youth sports, brewing delicious beer, and participating in community baseball and football leagues.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota, 2004
  • State of Wisconsin, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – 8th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin, 2010
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2011
  • U.S. District Court – District of North Dakota, 2011


  • Juris Doctor, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 2000

Professional Organizations

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota Society of Criminal Justice
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Representative Cases

  • Garcia-Mendoza v. 2003 Chevy Tahoe, 852 N.W.2d 659 (Minn. 2014)
  • State v. Rasmussen, 2014 WL 1271765 (Minn.Ct.App.)
  • Patino v. One 2007 Chevrolet, 821 N.W.2d 810 (Minn. 2012)
  • Patino v. One 2007 Chevrolet, 805 N.W.2d 906 (Minn.Ct.App. 2011)
  • State v. Bussmann, 741 N.W.2d 79 (Minn. 2007)
  • Burnet Realty, Inc. v. Uppal, 2008 WL 1800103 (Minn. 2008)

Past Employment Positions

  • Special Assistant State Public Defender, 2012-2014
  • Anderson & McCormick, P.A., Partner, 2011-2012
  • Adkins & Anderson, Chartered, Partner, 2008-2010
  • Westrick & McDowall-Nix, PLLP, Associate Attorney, 2005 – 2008
  • Ramsey County Public Defender’s Office, Student Attorney, 2003 – 2004
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