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William W. McLees

District Court Judge

Elected in 1995

Born in 1951, Valley City, ND; resident of Watford City, ND, 1959-2002. B.A., Political Science, University of North Dakota (1973); J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law (1976). Private practice in Watford City, ND, 1976-1982. McKenzie County Judge 1983-1990. Multi-county Judge for Billings, Dunn, Golden Valley, and McKenzie Counties 1990-1994. Elected District Judge in 1994, reelected 2000, 2006, 2012. Married: Wife, Kim. Five children. Judge McLees retired June 30, 2014.