Judge Richard C. Ilkka


Appointed to the bench on Aug. 9, 2007, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008, 2014, and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.

Current Leadership & Professional Activities:

Chair, Washington County Bench, 2010-present

State eCourtMN Judge Team

State Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group

Co-Lead Judge, Washington County Veterans Court Program

Co-Lead Judge, Washington County Family Court Early Neutral Evaluation Initiative

Co-Lead Judge, Washington County eCourtMN Initiative

Washington County Community Corrections Advisory Board

Member, Washington County Bar Association

Past Leadership & Professional Activities:

Chair, 19th District Ethics Committee

President, 19th District Bar Association

Washington County Mentally Ill Offender Task Force

Washington County Crime Victims Ad Hoc Committee

Previous Work Experience:

Solo practitioner, Stillwater, 1990-2007

Oakdale city attorney, 1993-2007

Contract court-appointed attorney for family & probate, Washington County, 1989-2007

Magnuson Law Firm, 1989-90


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1986

University of Minnesota, B.A., 1983