Three candidates submitted for judicial vacancy

Published 5:35 pm Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District.

This vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Terrence M. Walters, and will be chambered at Wabasha in Wabasha County.

•Steven Dittrich: Dittrich is a co-owner at Dittrich and Lawrence, P.A., where he represents individuals in all areas of family law. Previously, he was a Hearing Officer for Rochester’s Administrative Fine Enforcement Program, an attorney at Downing, Dittrich and Lawrence and served twenty-two years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a Judge Advocate General Attorney.

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•Christopher Neisen: Neisen is a managing partner with Wornson, Goggins, Neisen, Morris & Brever, P.C., where he is a general practitioner and a Rule 114 Neutral.

•Bruce Nelson: Nelson is an attorney at Nelson Law Office, where he is a general practitioner handling family, civil, estate, bankruptcy, child protection, municipal, and commercial cases. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Winona State University. Previously, he was with Robertson, Blahnik and Nelson, where he served as Assistant Winona City Attorney and litigated a variety of civil and criminal matters.

Minnesota’s Third Judicial District consists of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona Counties.