Lydia Magaard is an Associate Attorney at Wilson Law Group where she works primarily on the family law side of the immigration process. Lydia graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law where she spent a semester drafting wills for members of various Tribes located throughout the state. She also participated in a legal clinic in assisting Veterans of the U.S. Armed forces with various legal problems and interned as a law clerk at for the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota.

Prior to law school, Lydia attended the University of Sioux Falls where she earned Bachelor of Arts in degrees in both History and English as well as a minor in Criminal Justice. After law school and before joining Wilson Law Group, Lydia practiced and specialized in Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) law in Minnesota. She primarily worked as court appointed counsel for parents in CHIPS cases Mille Lacs, Otter Tail, Douglas, Wright, and most often, Stearns county. She has worked on hundreds of CHIPS cases, many of which also included advocating for and making sure the Indian Child Welfare the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation acts were followed. Lydia also has experience in Harassment Restraining Order, Order for Protection, and Parenting Time Assistance cases.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Lydia is happy to be back home and serving the communities that helped shape her into who she is. It is her greatest pride and honor that her clients put their trust in her to represent them. She hopes to continue being a lawyer her clients know is on their side.

Bar Admissions: 
  • Minnesota State Bar
Memberships & Professional Development: 
  • Stearns Benton Bar Association
  • University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • University of Sioux Fall, Bachelor of Arts in History and English