Meet the Attorneys

Matt Anderson

Matt was a law clerk to the Chief Judge of Ramsey County where he saw everything from complex multi-million dollar products liability trials and litigation to conciliation court appeals and housing court trials. Before that, he was a Certified Student Attorney with the Hennepin and Ramsey County Attorney's Offices working in civil commitments, criminal trials, and criminal appeals. Matt graduated from Hamline University School of Law, summa cum lade, where he participated in Law Review, received CALI Awards in Legal Research and Writing I and II, and tutored first year law students in criminal and constitutional law. He enjoys spending time with his young family, playing hockey, hunting, and fishing. Matt is a participant in St. Paul's Adopt-a-Drain program and a member of the Ruffed Grouse Society. He volunteered with Mitchell Hamline School of Law's Mobile Law Network, supervising law students who bring legal help to under-served communities in St. Paul.  Matt is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. 

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Steve Anderson

After four years as Partner at Janecek and Wright, Steve left practice to work in management for West Publishing, now Thomson Reuters. Steve's work at West ultimately led to the creation of the dominant search engine in the legal field. Steve moved on to Director positions in Product Development and Business Development, working directly with small business owners. He then took on the role of Senior Director for Expert Witness Services. Steve is the named inventor of several Thomson Reuters patents on software for integrating legal documents into law firm workflow. (Patent Application Numbers US 8185560,  WO 2010039549A9, and US 20120089640A1).  Five years ago, Steve left Thomson Reuters and founded a small business consulting firm, Varmland LLC. Helping small businesses flourish is his passion. Steve's hobbies include spending time with his ever-growing family, singing in the church choir, reading, and anything related to sports.

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Articles and Publications

  • Matt Anderson, The Threat to Interest-Free Home Financing: The Problem of State Governments' Prohibition of Islamic-Compliant Financing Agreements, 37 Hamline L. Rev. 311 (2014) 
  • James Morrow, Matt Anderson, Plea Agreements, Bergen Journal of Criminal Law & Criminal Justice “Towards a science-driven efficient criminal justice system?” (2015)
  • Steve Anderson, Native American Law and the Burger Court: A Shift in Judicial Interpretation, 8 Hamline Law Review 671 (October 1985)
  • Steve Anderson, Quantifying Data Quality In Online Publishing, Data Quality Conference 99 Europe Proceedings (London), October 1999
  • Steve Anderson, Expanded Development of Metadata: Bringing Standard Quality Management Practices to the Online Industry, Meta-Data Conference and DAMA International Symposium Proceedings (Atlantic City), April 1999
  • Steve Anderson, Data Warehousing, Quality Management, and Information Technology, Southeastern Special Librarians Association Conference Proceedings (Charleston), March 1999
  • Steve Anderson, Application of Database Warehouse Technologies for Quality Management within the Information Industry. National Online Proceedings (New York), May 1998