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Judicial Elections

About the Issue

To enhance the confidence of the people in the independence and integrity of Wisconsin’s highest court, the State Bar of Wisconsin recommends the adoption of a constitutional amendment that would change the term of office for supreme court justices to a single elected 16-year term.

Report

Q & A

Judicial Election Steering Committee members weigh in on the 16-year term proposal in the March 2014 edition of Wisconsin Lawyer.

News & Events

Videos

    • June
      11
      2015

      MU Law School Dean Kearney Backs 16-year Term for Supreme Court Justices

      ​In this WisconsinEye video, Marquette University Law School Dean Joseph Kearney expresses his support of the State Bar's 16-year term proposal in his speech entitled "The Wisconsin Supreme Court: Can We Help?​" at the Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association’s annual luncheon and CLE program. 

    • September
      26
      2013

      Q&A: Troy advocates for single 16-year Supreme Court term

      ​Looking at the events of the bitter 2012 state Supreme Court election between incumbent David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg, the State Bar of Wisconsin wanted to do something about them.

      So did Joseph Troy, a former Outagamie County judge who's now a private-practice attorney with Habush Habush & Rottier in Appleton. When the State Bar president approached Troy about setting up a task force to explore the issues, Troy jumped at the chance.

Judicial Election Steering Committee

Chairperson

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  • Atty. John R. Orton
  • Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton SC
  • 111 Oak St
  • PO Box 140
  • Mauston, WI 53948-0140
  • Phone: (608) 847-7363
  • Fax: (608) 847-4155
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Vice Chairperson

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  • Atty. Joseph M. Troy
  • Habush Habush & Rottier SC
  • 4100 Boardwalk Ct
  • Appleton, WI 54914-7531
  • Phone: (920) 738-0900
  • Fax: (920) 738-5850
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Member

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  • Atty. Christine Bremer Muggli
  • Bremer & Trollop SC
  • 2100 Stewart Ave Ste 230
  • PO Box 539
  • Wausau, WI 54402-0539
  • Phone: (715) 849-3200
  • Fax: (715) 842-9770
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Member

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  • Atty. Michael J. Cohen
  • Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC
  • 111 E Kilbourn Ave Fl 19
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-6633
  • Phone: (414) 273-1300
  • Fax: (414) 273-5840
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Member

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  • Atty. John E. Danner
  • Harrold, Scrobell & Danner SC
  • The Heritage House 315 Oneida St
  • PO Box 1148
  • Minocqua, WI 54548-1148
  • Phone: (715) 356-9591
  • Fax: (715) 356-1504
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Member

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  • Atty. Brett H. Ludwig
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • 777 E Wisconsin Ave
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-5306
  • Phone: (414) 297-5524
  • Fax: (414) 297-4900
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Member

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  • Atty. Catherine M. Rottier
  • Boardman & Clark LLP
  • 1 S Pinckney St Ste 410
  • PO Box 927
  • Madison, WI 53701-0927
  • Phone: (608) 283-1749
  • Fax: (608) 283-1709
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Member

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  • Atty. Thomas L. Shriner Jr.
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • 777 E Wisconsin Ave
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-5306
  • Phone: (414) 297-5601
  • Fax: (414) 297-4900
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Member

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  • Atty. Laura Skilton Verhoff
  • Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
  • 222 W Washington Ave Ste 900
  • PO Box 1784
  • Madison, WI 53701-1784
  • Phone: (608) 259-2649
  • Fax: (608) 259-2600
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Staff Liaison

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  • Mr. Cale Battles
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 5302 Eastpark Blvd
  • Madison, WI 53718-2101
  • Phone: (608) 250-6077
  • Fax: (608) 257-4343
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016

Staff Liaison

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  • Atty. Lisa Marie Roys
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 5302 Eastpark Blvd
  • Madison, WI 53718-2101
  • Phone: (608) 250-6128
  • Fax: (608) 257-4343
  • Term: 11/1/2013-6/30/2016