Judge Kristy Yang

    Judge Kristy Yang

    Judge Kashoua Kristy Yang is a circuit court judge in Milwaukee County. She was elected to the bench on April 4, 2017, becoming the first Asian American judge to be elected in Wisconsin without appointment, and the first elected judge of Hmong ethnicity (without appointment) in the United States.  On April 4, 2023, Judge Yang was re-elected to a second term. She is currently assigned to the Civil Division – Large Claims, and previously was assigned to Children's Court and Criminal Misdemeanor Court.


    Prior to ascending to the bench, Judge Yang was a private practice attorney representing individuals in family law, worker's compensation, and social security disability matters. From 2013 to 2016, she was nominated and selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star.


    Judge Yang is the third oldest of 11 children, and one of nine daughters. She is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters, one son-in-law, and an adorable grandson. Additionally, Judge Yang is an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and teaches yoga and Zumba at the community recreation department.    



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