Judge Leonard A. Weiler


Appointed Oct. 1, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law , 1991

B.A., Criminal Justice and Political Science, Moorhead State University, 1985


Managing Attorney, Seventh Judicial District Public Defender’s Office

Managing Attorney, 25 Assistant District Public Defenders in Stearns, Morrison, Benton, Mille Lacs and Douglas counties

Assistant District Public Defender, Head Law Clerk, and Investigator; Ramsey County Public Defender’s Office

Professional Memberships:

Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Former member, Stearns - Benton Bar Association

Former member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Former member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Former member, John E. Simonett Inns of Court

Former member, Red Mass Committee Member

Former member, Community Corrections Advisory Board Member

Former member, Stearns County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee

Former member, Stearns County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Council Criminal Subcommittee

Professional Activites:

Original team member, creation of the Stearns County Drug Court and the Stearns County Domestic Violence Court