Stearns Benton Bar Association

General Resources


Stearns County Court Information
This page provides contact information and up-to-date Court calendars, as well as courtroom and Judge assignments for the Stearns County Courthouse.

St. Cloud City Hall
This page provides information on upcoming events in St. Cloud, Minnesota, as well as information on St. Cloud City government.

St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce

Stearns County Law Library

Seventh Judicial District Information
This page provides information for the entire Seventh Judicial District.  The District currently consists of the counties of Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd, and Wadena.

Resources for


Minnesota Supreme Court  website

Minnesota Court of Appeals  website

American Bar Association  website

Minnesota State Bar Association  website

Minnesota Federal Bar Association  website

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association  website

Minnesota Association for Justice  website

Minnesota Statutes  website

Minnesota Secretary of State  website  website

Pro Justice MN  website

Resources for the



SBBA Member List: search local attorneys by practice area, firm, or name

Find a Lawyer: provided by the Minnesota State Bar Association

Martindale-Hubbell: a LexisNexis service


Scott Investigation
PO Box 7704
St. Cloud, MN 56302
320-363-7559 or 800-357-7862

Frank Ross
Olde Glory Document Services
Sauk Rapids, MN
Serving All of Minnesota


L.F. Bud Baechler, Prior Lake, MN, is an experienced facilitative civil mediator, a Qualified ADR Neutral with primary practice directed to mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and resolution of conflicts and disagreements in the general area of business. Known for a comfortable approach that earns the trust of involved parties, Bud has practiced executive and leadership facilitation with for-profit, non-profit, privately held and public organizations, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and the Asia Pacific Region. His particular focus is on helping organizations advance through difficult or challenging periods of dispute resolution, inter and intra-corporate negotiation, and culture recalibration.

Sheila Engelmeier has practiced employment law for more than 25 years, has chaired the employment groups of large law firms and is one of the founders of Engelmeier & Umanah.  Over the past couple of decades, Sheila has developed a successful Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. Sheila’s tenacity and attention to detail make her extremely successful in ADR. Others describe her approach at dispute resolution as creative, persistent, insightful, and flexible. Sheila applies her extensive employment law knowledge, common sense, business savvy, persistence and humor to help settle cases. Sheila believes each case requires hard work and its own unique approach, whether it be gentle cajoling or a firm hand.  MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist  Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Nick Delaney is an experienced mediator in the areas of family law, real estate, construction, contract disputes, probate and trust litigation. Nick takes a no-nonsense, practical approach to mediation aimed at efficient, economical and equitable solutions for all parties.

Kurt Deter works diligently to come up with creative solutions for his clients. An experienced mediator Kurt focuses his mediation in the areas of environmental, water and drainage law.

JoAnn Evenson specializes in family law mediation and social ENE.

Thomas Jovanovich with Jovanovich, Kadlec & Athmann, PLLP provides mediation and arbitration services. He has practiced law in central Minnesota for over 35 years. His primary practice includes employment law, government law, school law, and commercial and construction litigation.  He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in these areas.  Tom is a Qualified ADR Neutral and Certified Civil Arbitrator.  He has served as a mediator on construction cases, commercial disputes, employment-related claims, and personal injury cases.

Roger Justin spends a good deal of his practice arbitrating business, commercial, real estate, construction and employment matters. Roger’s clients appreciate his practical approach to mediation.

David J.  Meyers has over 30 years of mediation experience in the areas of commercial, real estate and construction disputes. His mediation success rate is over 95%. He does not mediate family law or personal injury law.

Ivory (Sunny) S. Umanah, has been practicing law in all aspects of estate planning, trust, estate administration, business succession planning, taxation, business, and real estate transactions for more than 17 years.  Prior to founding the firm, Ivory was a partner in the trust and estates department of a large Minneapolis law firm.  He also practiced with the private client group in the tax practice of a large accounting firm prior to entering the private practice of law.  Ivory’s experience in law and accounting are valuable skills parties need to effectively settle cases in the ADR process. Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice