Judge Michelle M. Anderson


Appointed September 6, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires January 2025.


  • J.D., with distinction, University of North Dakota School of Law
  • B.A. University of North Dakota

Past Employment:

  • Range Division Head, St. Louis County Attorney’s Office
  • Assistant County Attorney, St. Louis County Attorney’s Office
  • Associate Attorney, Prebich and Sullivan, P.C.
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Sixth Judicial District, Hon. Gary J. Pagliaccetti

Professional Memberships:

  • Admitted to the Minnesota State Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota District Judges Foundation/Association

Professional and Community Activites:

  • Range Hybrid Court Team Member
  • Range Mental Health Court Team Member
  • Range Treatment Court Team Member
  • Iron Range Equal Justice Committee
  • Hoops Club, volunteer
  • Sixth Judicial District Children’s Justice Initiative (CJI) Committee Member
  • CJI Indian Child Welfare Act Subcommittee Member
  • Sixth District Re-engineering Committee Member
  • Sixth District Pandemic Steering Committee Member
  • Sixth District Administrative Committee Member
  • Judicial Conference Planning Committee, 2019
  • Former Vice-President, Mountain Iron-Buhl Parent Teacher Association
  • Former member, YMCA Strategic Planning Committee
  • Former board member, Independent School District #712, Mountain Iron-Buhl
  • Former Vice-President, Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Louis County Board of Directors
  • Former member, Do Good Club
  • Former member, Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Advisory Board
  • Former member, Arrowhead Peace Officer Association
  • Former member, Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence