Shane A. Anderson



Shane Anderson is a trial lawyer who advocates for clients facing complex disputes. He litigates product liability matters, including agribusiness, food, biotechnology, toxic torts, mass torts and class actions.

Experienced Litigator

Shane is a leader in agribusiness litigation and has represented makers of seed and pesticides, food producers and suppliers, as well as various commercial and consumer product manufacturers. For more than a decade, he has represented a national window manufacturer in numerous product liability and consumer fraud class actions pending in multiple jurisdictions and in multidistrict litigation. Shane has successfully defended clients in wrongful death, personal injury, commercial disputes, crop damage and other matters.

Skilled Mediator

With a background as a mediator for the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, Shane understands what to expect from both parties in a dispute and is skilled in resolving litigation before trial when it’s in the client’s best interest.

Past Experience

Shane previously worked in construction and on the railroad.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan


Cornell Law School
J.D. cum laude, Dean's List (2006)

Boston University
B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, with honors (2000)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Defending Pesticides in Litigation
    Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2008-18
  • Managing the First Genetically Engineered Events to Go Off Patent
    Moderator, 2016 Food & Agriculture National Conference, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, May 2016
  • Products Liability Law, Vol. 27, Minnesota Practice Series
    Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2012-13

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Seed Trade Association
  • CropLife America


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-23
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, 2017
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013-18; Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2013
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — North Star Lawyer Pro Bono Award, 2013-14
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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