Hon. Thomas Hruz

    Hon. Thomas Hruz

    Career history 

    Appellate Judge, District III Court of Appeals (appointed 2014; elected 2016, 2022); Attorney, Private Practice (2004-2014); Law Clerk, Hon. John L. Coffey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2003-2004); Law Clerk, Hon. David T. Prosser, Jr., Wisconsin Supreme Court (2002-2003) 

    Law-related activities 

    State Bar of Wisconsin, Bench-Bar Committee (2019 to present) & Appellate Practice Section, Board Member (2009 to 2015), Chairperson (July 2013 to June 2014), Secretary (July 2010 to June 2012); Wisconsin Judicial Council, Member & Chairperson of Appellate Procedure Committee (2020 to present); WisTAF, Board of Directors (2019 to 2023); Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission, Member (2022 to present); Wisconsin Judicial Education Committee, Member (2015 to present); Wisconsin Judicial Commission (2023 to present); Adjunct Faculty, Marquette University Law School; St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin, past President; Marquette Law School Alumni Association, Board Member (2011 to 2017); Federalist Society, member; Hon. Robert J. Parins Legal Society of Northeast Wisconsin, member; Marathon County Bar Association, member; Outagamie County Bar Association, member; Tri-County (Buffalo, Jackson, Pepin & Trempealeau Counties) Bar Association, member; Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, member; Seventh Circuit Bar Association, member; State Bar of Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament, Regional Coordinator (2009 to present) 


    UW-Milwaukee, B.A., summa cum laude (1995); UW-Madison, M.A. (1997); Marquette University, J.D., magna cum laude (2002) 


    Running, golf, music, traveling 


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