Indiana University School of Law

Benckart studied at Indiana University School of Law from August 1982 to May 1985 and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Purdue University

Benckart studied 21 hours of Business Management courses at Purdue University in 1981-82.

Indiana University-Purdue University

Benckart studied three hours of Introductory to Vocational Rehabilitation in the Fall of 1979.

Indiana University

Benckart studied three hours of Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence during the Spring of 1979.

Ball State University

Benckart studied at Ball State University from September 1974 to May 1978 to receive a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also received a Minors in Psychology of Human Development and Social Work.

Corporate Counsel


Benckart’s responsibilities included advising on all federal and state statutes, rules and regulations as well as drafting contracts.

She also provided counsel for Stone Belt Freight Line, Inc., her husband, Ted’s business from 2001 – 2015.

Human Resources

Judith helped to provide guidance to HR for interpreting and applying policies involving the hiring/termination of personnel, corrective actions, unemployment claims, and legal research.

Civil Practice


Benckart has experience with cases involving bankruptcy and creditor’s rights.

Real Estate

She has worked on cases involving property disputes, real estate, foreclosures, estate planning and probate,  and landlord/tenant disputes.


Benckart has also practiced cases of motor carrier law and personal injury.

Judicial Experience


While in Civil Practice, Benckart was second chair in a Federal trial as well as being involved in various bench trials involving bankruptcy, small claims, estates, wills, trusts and collection matters.

Administrative Law

Benckart served as an Administrative Law Judge from July 1985 to August 1986 where she presided over bench trials regarding motor carrier applications seeking authority to operate between points in Indiana.

Pro Tempore

Benckart served as pro tempore  for the Honorable Douglas Bridges, the Honorable David Welch, and the Honorable Steven Galvin.

Criminal Practice

Deputy Prosecutor, Misdemeanors

Benckart handled a caseload of 250-300 cases involving defendants charged with crimes ranging from C misdemeanors to level 6 felonies, putting her in court approximately 15 days a month.

Community Service


Red Cross Monroe County – Board Member 1994-1997

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School – Board of Education 2007-2010


Meals on Wheels, Inc. – Benckart volunteered as a driver from September 2009 to June 2010 . in Bloomington.


Pro Bono

Benckart has prepared estate planning documents, helped individuals with landlord/tenant and collection issues pro bono, not associated with a formal organization.

Local Efforts

Over the past 30 years Judith has served Monroe County in many ways. She has served as an active voluteer in youth sports including swimming, baseball, football and soccer, the arts including Sounds of South and Stages, and Cubs Scouts.

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