The Hon. Benjamin Z. Wirtschafter is a judge for the Yuba County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench in 2012. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Dennis J. Buckley (Ret.).
Judge Wirtschafter received his bachelor's degree from Reed College in 1986. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Oregon in 1990.
Prior to his election to the bench, Wirtschafter had served as a public defender in Yuba County since 2004.
He was also elected to serve two terms on the Marysville City Council beginning in 2004.
During his time on the bench, Judge Wirtschafter has served as the Appellate Presiding Judge.