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Senior Judge B. William Ekstrum
Senior Judge B. William Ekstrum


Appointed Dec. 13, 2005, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Retired on Jan. 31, 2018.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2025.


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1979; University of Minnesota, B.A., 1971


Judge, 10th Judicial District, 2005-Jan. 31, 2018; attorney/shareholder, Newquist & Ekstrum, 1987-2005; attorney, Smith, Juster, Feikema, Malmon & Haskvitz, 1980-87

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota District Judges Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Chair, Washington County Juvenile Justice Committee
Washington County Lead Judge, Children’s Justice Initiative
Washington County Community Corrections Committee
Anoka County Domestic Violence Justice Committee, Past Chair
Emma B. Howe Family YMCA, Past Board Chair
Lay Leader, Fridley United Methodist Church
Member, Lake Wobegon Brass Band and Encore Wind Ensemble