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Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

In April 2011, Alan Anderson was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the world’s leading professional body for promoting the settlement of disputes by arbitration and other private dispute resolution means. He is the first attorney elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institute from Minnesota. Nearly 100 years old, the Chartered Institute has over 12,000 members world-wide. Fellowship reflects the highest achievable academic standard and is limited to those individuals who can demonstrate an advanced, comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles, law and practices involved in dispute resolution.

Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Civil Trial Specialist.

Since 1994, Alan Anderson has been a Civil Trial Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. The certified specialist designation is earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination in the specialty area, peer review, and documented experience. Certified attorneys have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity in their specific field. This achievement has been earned by fewer than 3% of all licensed Minnesota attorneys.

National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Civil Trial Advocate.

Since 2001, Alan Anderson has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The National Board of Trial Advocacy is part of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, an American Bar Association accredited organization for providing board certification for lawyers. Board Certification is a rigorous testing and approval process that officially recognizes the extensive education and courtroom experience of the lawyer. Fewer than 2500 lawyers nationwide are certified as Civil Trial Advocates.

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America.

In 2007, Alan was elected a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of AmericaTM is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Leading American Attorney.

Since 1999, Alan has been recognized as a Leading American Attorney in the areas of commercial litigation and intellectual property and computer law. Fewer than six percent of Minnesota attorneys are Leading American Attorneys.

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating.

Alan has achieved and maintained an individual AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating for nearly his entire career. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions.

Listed in The Best Lawyers In America.

Alan Anderson Law Firm has been listed in the Best Law Firms in Minnesota in the area of intellectual property litigation since its founding. In addition, Alan Anderson personally has been listed in Best Lawyers in American in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation since 2010. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. For 28 years, the top lawyers in the U.S. have helped make Best Lawyers in America the leading legal referral guide by candidly evaluating the work of other top lawyers in the same practice areas and geographic areas.

Minnesota Super Lawyer.

Alan Anderson has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer® in the area of intellectual property litigation numerous times, including the past 10 consecutive years. Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made annually on a state-by-state basis.

Franchise Times "Legal Eagle".

In 2004 and 2005, Alan was selected as one of the top 101 franchise lawyers in the country by Franchise Times. Franchise Times describes the caliber of person it was seeking as the “rainmakers, the go-to lawyers, the ethical problem-solvers who are respected by their peers, adversaries and clients alike.” To make the list, lawyers must be nominated by their peers or clients.
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