Law Offices of
Donald W. Anderson PLLC
Donald W. Anderson PLLC
401 North Third Street
Suite 650
Minneapolis, Minnesota 5540
Telephone:  612-338-6900
FAX:  612-246-4228

Donald W. Anderson, J.D., LL.M

Don's practice is dedicated to Estate Planning and the Administration of Trusts and Estates.  He obtained advanced training in his area of practice by earning his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, where he placed second in his class.

Don began his career at the firm which later became Gilmore, Aafedt, Forde, Anderson and Gray, P.A. After a start as a law clerk he worked hard on his way up to become a named partner, the lead trial attorney and the Managing Director of a 50 person law firm.  

Don, his wife, Jan, and their dog, Taj, live in  Orlando, Florida and Deephaven, Minnesota.  Their adult sons, Eric and Reid, are employed in the finance industry.  Don enjoys golf and all sports.

Highlights of Don's career:

Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973.

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, J.D., top quartile of class, 1977.

Admitted to practice in Federal District Court, District of Minnesota, 1977.

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, LL.M in Estate Planning, Second in Class, 2007.

Trial Lawyer, Managing Director, Gilmore, Aafedt, Forde, Anderson and  Gray, P.A.

Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1988 to 2000.

Member Fourth District Ethics Committe (Hennepin County), 1999 to 2005.

Instructor William Mitchell College of Law, 2000 to 2005. 

Sat for and passed the Florida Bar Exam in February, 2015.

Licensed to practice in Florida (2015), Minnesota (1977) and Wisconsin (1984).

Member:  Florida and Wisconsin State Bar Associations.

AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell since 1992.