Court of Appeals


Judge JoAnne F. KloppenburgPresiding Judge JoAnne F. Kloppenburg

Court of Appeals - District IV
10 East Doty Street, 7th Floor
Madison, WI 53703-3397

Current term expires July 31, 2018.

Career history
Appellate Judge, District IV Court of Appeals (2012-present); Assistant Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice (1989-2012); Director, Environmental Protection Unit (1993-2003); Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin Law School, Civil Procedure (1990, 1992); Law Clerk, Chief Judge Barbara Crabb, Western District of Wisconsin (1988-1989); Legal Writing Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin Law School (1986-1988); Associate Dean, Wells College (1983-1984); Registrar, Cornell Business School (1981-1983); Director, Tompkins-Schuyler Counties WIC Program (1980-1981); Peace Corps Volunteer, Botswana (1976-1979)

Law-Related Activities
Speaker to bench and bar groups around the state and at conferences around the country (1993-present); Volunteer Faculty, University of Wisconsin Law School Intensive Skills Course (1992-present); Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor, University of Wisconsin Law School Department of Justice Extern Program (1995-2012); Volunteer Judge (quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals) for University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School Moot Courts, and for Wisconsin High Mock Trial Tournament (2011-present); Mentor, Dane County Bar Association and University of Wisconsin Law School (2011-present); Volunteer Mediator, Dane County Bar Association (2010-2012); Volunteer Attorney, Dane County Foreclosure Clinic (2010-2012); Member, Wisconsin Court System Planning and Policy Advisory Committee (2014-present); Board Member, Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (2014-present); Board Member, Wisconsin Legal Action (1991-1993)

Birth date/place
September 5, 1953; New Haven, Connecticut

Yale, B.A. (1974, honors, cum laude); Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton, M.P.A. (1976); University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. (1988, Order of the Coif, University League Award, cum laude)

Married, 3 children

Cooking, canoeing, biking, hiking, volunteering (including ESL tutor)

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