Walz names Wilcox to the 8th Judicial District bench
Benson attorney Ben Wilcox has been named to the Eighth Judicial District Court bench by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Wilcox will serve as a judge in Stevens County, replacing Charles C. Glasrud who is retiring.
“I am delighted to appoint Benjamin Wilcox to serve in Stevens County,” Walz said in a news release Monday. “Mr. Wilcox has demonstrated a true passion and commitment to serving his community, and he has spent his career working to create just and equitable outcomes for his clients in both criminal and civil matters. His experience and knowledge will serve the Eighth Judicial District well.”
Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District encompasses Big Stone, Chippewa, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Pope, Renville, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wilkin, and Yellow Medicine counties.
Wilcox is a partner at Wilcox Law Office, P.A. He serves as the city attorney for Benson and Kerkhoven and as an assistant city attorney in Clontarf, Danvers, DeGraff, Holloway, and Murdock.
He represents clients in a wide variety of civil matters, including real estate, estate planning, probate, civil litigation, small business organization, and landlord-tenant matters. Wilcox serves as a board member for the Robert Sonsteng Foundation and the Southwest Initiative Foundation.
He earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Morris and J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.