Prior to joining Parker & Wenner, Attorney Jordan Anderson opened and maintained a solo practice, focusing primarily on family law and litigation.
Before opening his practice, Jordan worked for the Honorable Judge Cara Lee Neville, a highly-revered district court judge in Hennepin County, who has since retired. There, Jordan researched cases and drafted many opinions for Judge Neville. Attorney Anderson has experience handling many different kinds of cases, including criminal defense cases, drunk driving/DWI cases, protective orders, contempt orders, family law and custody issues, personal injury, car accidents with no-fault and uninsured driver, adoption, social security disability, contract disputes, and property disputes including easements.
Attorney Anderson earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of St. Thomas College of Law in Minneapolis, an institution committed to producing highly moral, civic-minded attorneys. While he was there, Jordan worked under Professor Teresa Collett, who is a leading scholar and attorney, nationally recognized for her work on the issues of ethics and professional responsibility. Jordan contributed to the research and drafting of several of her publications.
Also during law school, he volunteered at the Hennepin County Courthouse, and with the Volunteer Lawyers Network at their weekly self-help clinic in the Family Justice Center.
Before going into law, Jordan worked as a copy-editor for the publishing house Merrill Corporation. Jordan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethel University in St. Paul, where he studied English and writing, as well as business and marketing. During college Jordan worked as a salesperson for Vector Marketing Corporation where he earned the President’s Award for his accomplishments.
When he is not at the office or in the courtroom, Jordan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He volunteers by coaching his daughter’s soccer team and helping with her Girl Scout troop. Jordan is an avid sailor, he is active in his church and community, and we are very proud to have him working with Parker & Wenner.
Jordan W. Anderson, Esq. PLLC, Minneapolis, MN
Owner, 2011 to 2013:
Practice includes family law and dissolution, probate, wills and estate planning, and miscellaneous transactional and litigation matters.
Practice includes commercial and civil litigation, family law, custody and protective orders, child support, Social Security Disability / SSDI, and expungement.
The University of Saint Thomas College of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Since graduating from law school in 1995, Eric Newmark has been representing individuals accused of crimes. Eric has earned jury acquittals in a wide variety of criminal cases including first-degree murder, criminal sexual conduct, felony drug charges, driving charges with fatalities, and many others.
Eric represents individuals throughout Minnesota accused of crimes in both State and Federal court. Eric is also licensed and practices in Wisconsin. Eric is on a very short list of attorneys who have earned jury acquittals or dismissals in homicide cases in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Eric represents individuals in all types of criminal cases including violent crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, white collar/fraud offenses, and driving offenses including DUI/DWI. He also represents individuals on appeals in both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court, as well as the 8th Circuit (Federal) Court of Appeals. Eric also represents attorneys and other professionals accused of unethical or unprofessional conduct before licensing boards.
Eric is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Criminal Trial Specialist. Eric is a former adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law where he taught criminal procedure and trial skills. He has given analysis on Minnesota legal matters for the Los Angeles Times, the national cable television station MSNBC and local TV outlets WCCO-TV and KSTP-TV. He has been invited to speak before the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on drug interdictions, and has been a speaker at legal seminars throughout Minnesota on a range of topics including crime scene investigations, jury selection, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, and other topics.
Known for his tough, pragmatic approach to defending the accused, Eric is respected by colleagues and adversaries alike, having been recognized every year since 2000 as a “SuperLawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine published by Thomson Reuters as selected by other attorneys. Eric was one of the youngest attorneys to earn this recognition
Prior to establishing Newmark Law Office LLC, Eric was a partner at the Minneapolis law firm of Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP, where he co-founded the criminal practice group. Prior to that, Eric was a partner in the Minneapolis criminal defense firm Birrell & Newmark, Ltd.
Eric is 1988 graduate of Wayzata High School, a 1992 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (BA with distinction-Political Science/Journalism) and earned his J.D. in 1995 from Hamline University School of Law (cum laude)
Eric is a volunteer attorney with the Minnesota Innocence Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to innocent persons convicted of crimes. He previously was a volunteer investigator for the 4th Judicial District Ethics Committee.