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Judge Patricia Alander Aanes


Appointed Feb. 8, 2019, by Governor Mark Dayton. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Past Employment:

  • Solo practitioner, Patricia A. Aanes Attorney at Law , P.L.L.C.
  • Partner, Erickson & Aanes Law Offices
  • Partner, Erickson, Pearson & Aanes Law Offices
  • Associate, Erickson & Pearson Law Offices
  • Judicial law clerk, the Honorable Michael Seibel and the Honorable Donald E. Rysavy, Third Judicial District Court judges

Community Activities: 

  • Board Chair, Crow Wing County Crime Victim Services
  • Board Chair, YMCA, Brainerd Lakes Area
  • Vice-Chair, Brainerd Public Schools Foundation
  • Member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and participates in youth ministry.