Benjamin Z. Wirtschafter

Profile Judicial OfficerSuperior Court of CaliforniaCounty of Yuba

The Honorable Benjamin Z. Wirtschafter, a judge for the Superior Court of California, County of Yuba, brings a wealth of legal experience to his role. Elected to the bench in 2012, he currently presides over a diverse range of cases, including criminal, infraction arraignment, misdemeanor, and traffic court cases. Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Wirtschafter served as a public defender in Yuba County since 2004. He also served two terms on the Marysville City Council in 2004, was re-elected in 2006, and served until 2010. Judge Wirtschafter received his bachelor’s degree from Reed College in 1986 and his J.D. from the University of Oregon in 1990.