Throughout 23 years of service as Circuit Court Judge and six as Chief Judge, Benjamin D. Proctor fostered an environment of greater collaboration within the judicial system and, as a result, left a legacy of innovative programs and practices which continue to impact the Wisconsin court system at both county and state levels.
He has been responsible for the resolution of over 60,000 cases. During that time he has presided over more than 1,000 court and jury trials and 5,500 motion hearings. After leaving the bench, Proctor has chosen to use his acquired knowledge and skills in continued service through the practice of alternative dispute resolution.
- B.A. History – Beloit College (grad. 1967)
- U.S. Army Reserves (1968 – 1974)
- J.D. – UW-Madison School of Law (grad. 1971)
- Partner in the law firm of Hibbard, Proctor, Schrage and Marjala (1971 – 1988)
- Circuit Court Judge – Eau Claire County (1988 – 2011)
- Juvenile Court Administrator (1993 – 2010)
- Deputy Chief Judge, District 10 (1999 – 2005)
- Chief Circuit Judge – State of Wisconsin (2008 – 2009)
- Chief Judge, District 10 (2005 – 2011)
- 2010 Judge of the Year – State Bar of Wisconsin
Personal Interests and Hobbies:
Actively involved in the community; has served as a board member of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, United Way of Greater Eau Claire, Big Brother Big Sisters, the YMCA of Eau Claire, the Red Cross and other local agencies.
Enjoys spending time with wife Janet and their two children. Spends free time reading, traveling and playing golf.