Court of Appeals


Judge Brian W. Blanchard Judge Brian W. Blanchard

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

Current term expires July 31, 2022.

Career history
Appellate Judge, District IV Court of Appeals (2010-present); Dane County District Attorney (2001-2010); attorney, private civil law practice, Madison (1997-2000); Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, Northern District of Illinois (1990-1997); Law Clerk, Hon. Walter Cummings, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1989-1990); reporter, The Miami Herald newspaper (1980-1986).

Law-related activities
Vice Chair, Wisconsin Judicial Council; Chair, Judicial Council - Criminal Procedure Committee; former Chair, Judicial Council -Appellate Procedure Committee; board member, State Bar of Wisconsin Appellate Practice Section; Co-Chair, Our Courts Committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Public Education Committee; member, State Bar of Wisconsin 2014 National High School Mock Trial Competition Executive Committee; speaker to bench and bar groups, Wisconsin Criminal Law; former member, Wisconsin court system's Planning and Policy Advisory Committee; member, Dane County Bar Association; member, Legal Association for Women, Dane County

Birth date/place
November 7, 1958; State College, Pennsylvania

University of Michigan, B.A. (1980); Northwestern University Law School (1989)

Married; three children

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