Alan Pendleton is a Minnesota Tenth Judicial District judge for Anoka County, Minnesota. He was appointed to this position on September 14, 1999 and was elected to full terms in 2002 and 2008. His current term ends in January of 2015.
Judge Pendleton began his legal career in 1980 working for the Metropolitan Legal Clinic in Minneapolis. He then worked as an Assistant Winona County Attorney from 1982 to 1984 and as an Assistant Anoka County Attorney from 1984 to 1986. He then worked as an attorney for the firm of Robins, Zelle, Larson & Kaplan and, the following year, for the firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben. In 1988, he returned to his former job as Assistant Anoka County Attorney. He held this position until his judicial appointment in 1999.
Pendleton received his B.S. degree from Bemidji State University (where he was a National All-American swimmer) in 1977 and his J.D. degree from the Drake University Law School in 1980. He has taught as an adjunct professor at various universities and colleges throughout his legal career.