Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Leonard A. Weiler as a District Court judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. Mr. Weiler will replace the Honorable Skipper J. Pearson who retired earlier this year. This seat will be chambered in Milaca in Mille Lacs County in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District.
Mr. Weiler works as the Managing Attorney for the Seventh Judicial District Public Defender’s office where he manages public defender operations within Stearns County while maintaining a criminal caseload. He previously managed twenty-five Assistant District Public Defenders in Stearns, Morrison, Benton, Mille Lacs and Douglas Counties. Prior to this, Mr. Weiler served as an Assistant District Public Defender and was the Head Law Clerk and Investigator for the Ramsey County Public Defender’s office. Mr. Weiler received a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Moorhead State University in 1985, and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 1991.
Mr. Weiler is a member of the Stearns County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee as well as the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Council Criminal Subcommittee. He also served as one of the original team member participants which created the Stearns County Drug Court and the Domestic Violence Court. Mr. Weiler resides with his family in Sartell.
Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District consists of Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena counties.
More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at http://mn.gov/governor/appointments/judicial-appointments/