STATE BAR OF WISCONSIN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2012
Andrea Gage, J.D.
State Bar of Wisconsin
(608) 630-0432 (cell)
(800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
Bertz Re-elected to Wisconsin Judicial
Madison, WI – The State Bar of Wisconsin is pleased to announce
that Attorney Thomas W. Bertz, partner at
Anderson, O'Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla in Stevens Point,
was re-elected to a three-year seat on the Wisconsin Judicial
Bertz was first elected to the Judicial Council
in 2009, and has served as the chair for the past year. The Judicial
Council was created by the Legislature in 1951 as an independent
judicial branch agency. The 21-member body is responsible for studying
and making recommendations relating to court practices, procedures, and
administration of Wisconsin courts.
"I want to thank all of the members who voted for me, and
particularly those who publicly endorsed my candidacy," said Bertz.
Bertz graduated from Marquette University Law
School in 1962, where he was the assistant editor of the Marquette
Law Review. He graduated with honors from the University of St.
Thomas in 1959. He is an active member of the State Bar, where he has
served on the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, and the
Professional Ethics Committee. He is also the past president of the
Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association, the Portage County Bar
Association, and the Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation
Bertz's community involvement includes the
Chancellor's Advisory Council at UW Stevens Point and the Stevens
Point Rotary Club.
The term begins on July 1.
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