Judge Daniel A. Benson

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Feb. 19, 2014. Elected in 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023.

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law

B.S., University of Minnesota School of Management

Employment:

Benson Law Office, L.L.C.

Managing attorney, Office of the Seventh Judicial District Public Defender

Assistant Stearns County Attorney

Part-time assistant public defender, Seventh Judicial District

Professional Activities:

MSBA Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Member, Minnesota State Forensic Trial Team

Member, Criminal Justice Act Federal Defender Panel

Member, Public Defender DNA Working Group