Educational and Professional Background:
G. Barry Anderson is a 1976 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN and a 1979 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. He was a member of the Minnesota Court of Appeals from August 1998 until his appointment to the Supreme Court. He was sworn in and joined the court on October 13, 2004.
He previously was a partner in the Minneapolis and Hutchinson law firm of Arnold, Anderson & Dove, PLLP and had served the City of Hutchinson as City Attorney from 1987 to 1998. He is also certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist.
Anderson, born in Mankato, Minnesota, previously practiced in Fairmont, Minnesota.
Anderson’s background includes service as chairman of the Board of Directors of Hutchinson Community Video Network, a local public access television effort, two terms as President of Hutchinson Rotary Club and a wide variety of other community activities.
Anderson is also a frequent contributor to continuing legal education efforts and has lectured on the use of expert witnesses and similar topics.
Justice Anderson also hosts a one-hour public affairs program, Your Legislators.