Jennifer K. Anderson - Attorney
Jennifer joined the firm in 2019 after clerking for Justice David L. Lillehaug and Justice Anne K. McKeig of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Before clerking for the Minnesota Supreme Court, Jennifer clerked for Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr. of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. As a judicial law clerk, Jennifer advised each court regarding complex and difficult legal issues, and she became proficient in presenting thorough research and analysis in concise, straightforward legal writing.
While at Michell Hamline, Jennifer served as the Executive Editor for Vol. 43, Issue 4 of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review, which focused on federal Indian law and tribal law. Jennifer also served as Vice President of the Native American Law Student Association, was a semi-finalist in the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition, externed for the Honorable Donovan W. Frank of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and received awards for obtaining the top grade in Federal Indian Law, Constitutional Law Powers, and the Marshall Brennan Seminar. As a Fellow with the Mitchell Hamline Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program, Jennifer taught constitutional law to high school seniors in the Saint Paul Public School system. She coached her students in oral advocacy and legal writing, culminating in one of Jennifer’s students winning the National Marshall Brennan Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer’s practice focuses on advising tribal governments, agencies, and businesses in matters ranging from litigation to tribal and corporate governance. She is a strong advocate for tribal sovereignty, autonomy, and resilience.
Jennifer has served on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers for the past five years. She is the 2017 recipient of LCL’s Fred Allen Outstanding Service Award.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys hiking, fishing, and spending time with her husband, Mike, and their two dogs, Molly and Koda.
- Civil Litigation
- Indian/Tribal Law
- Administrative Law
- Employment Law
- Tribal Governance
- J. D., magna cum laude, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2017
- B.A. with distinction, Winona State University, 2011