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Judge Matthew E. Engelking

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on July 22, 2019. Current term expires on January 4, 2021.
 

Education:

  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Evangel University (Government and Communications-Journalism), 1992.
  • J.D., Regent University Law School, 1995.

Employment:

  • Senior Attorney, Criminal Division, Stearns County Attorney’s Office (2018-2019)
  • Chief – Juvenile Division, Stearns County Attorney’s Office (2006-2018)
  • Assistant County Attorney, Criminal Division, Stearns County Attorney’s Office (2004-2006)
  • Attorney, Engelking Law Office, Criminal Defense / General Practice (2000-2004)
  • Attorney, Meshbesher Law Office, Criminal Defense (1997-2000)
  • Adjunct Instructor, American Political Systems / Communications Law, North Central University (1998-2004)
  • Attorney/Clerk, Kosieradzki & Associates (1996-1997)

Professional Memberships: 

  • American Bar Association, Law Student’s Division
  • Minnesota County Attorney’s Association Juvenile Law Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Stearns Benton Bar Association (current)
  • John E. Simonett American Inn of Court (current)

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Evangel University Alumni Association Board of Directors (2006)
  • Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center Steering & Administrative Committee (2016-2018)
  • Stearns County Domestic Violence Partnership and Chair of the Child Trauma Task Force Subcommittee (2013-2018)
  • St. Cloud Area Child Response Initiative (CRI) Steering Committee (2015-2018)
  • Central Minnesota Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) Collaborative (2016-2018)
  • Central Minnesota Sex Trafficking Investigative Task Force and Chair of High Risk Runaway Task Force (2016-2018)
  • Stearns Benton Bar Association (2012-current)
  • John E. Simonett American Inn of Court (2018-current)
  • Waters Church Advisory Board and actor in theatrical productions, “Scrooge,” and “The Grinch,” Sartell, Minnesota (2012-current)
  • High School Mock Trial Judge, Minnesota State Bar Association (2018-current)

Other Interests: 

  • Avid golfer and owner of rescued bull-dogs