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Jeff Anderson is widely recognized as a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation and a
champion of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. In nearly four decades as a litigator
Jeff has represented thousands of clients and has tried over two hundred and fifty
jury trials to verdict. Known for his optimism, energy and compassion for clients,
Jeff is credited with being instrumental in exposing the large scale cover-up of
pedophile priests in the early 1980's. As one of the first trial lawyers in America
to publicly and aggressively initiate lawsuits against sexual predators—and the
institutions that conceal and protect them—Jeff’s efforts have obtained justice
for thousands of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

His actions have resulted
in numerous punitive damage verdicts that not only help bring victims to a path
of healing, but also serve to punish and deter the institutions and leaders who
protect abusers. An indicator of the great impact Jeff’s work has had in the effort
to seek justice for children who have been sexually abused is the number of national
and international media outlets that have featured his work. Just in the last year
Jeff’s work has resulted in major stories on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, BBC, and Italian
Public Television. In addition Jeff has been featured in articles and profiles in
the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press,
Minneapolis Star Tribune, People Magazine, the ABA Journal and numerous other publications.

Anderson's tireless efforts extend beyond the courtroom where he is a frequent lecturer,
survivor advocate and author who argues for legislative and judicial protection
of children and the prevention of childhood sexual abuse.

While Jeff has received many awards and
recognitions, he was most honored, in 2009, to receive the National
Crime Victim Bar Association’s Frank
Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award
for his extraordinary efforts to pursue
justice for victims of crime through civil

Jeff Anderson Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 1975
Wisconsin, 1984
Illinois, 2004
Colorado, 2006
New York, 2010
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1984
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 100%



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366 Jackson Street Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN, 55101-2989


HILimited license to appear with local counsel201206/04/2015
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 201007/10/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200408/10/2016
WIGood Standing198503/20/2015
MNAuthorized to practice197508/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association2011
Minnesota Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association2009
Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice AwardNational Crime Victim Bar Association2009
Minnesota Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Minnesota Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Minnesota Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association2007
Minnesota Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Minnesota Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2005
Minnesota Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2004
Minnesota Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder & Trial AttorneyJeff Anderson & Associates2003 - Present
Founding and Managing PartnerReinhardt and Anderson1980 - 2002
Sole PractitionerJeffrey R. Anderson, P.A.1975 - 1980
Part time Public Defender Representing IndigentsRamsey County Public Defender1975 - 1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of MinnesotaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Simpson CollegeN/AN/A1966