Deputy Chief/Presiding Judge M. Joseph Donald

Deputy Chief/Presiding Judge M. Joseph DonaldCourt of Appeals–District I
330 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1020
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3161

Current term expires July 31, 2026.

Career history

Appellate Judge, Court of Appeals - District I (appointed 2019); Circuit Court Judge, Milwaukee County (appointed 1996; elected 1997, 2003, 2009, 2015); Assistant City Attorney - City of Milwaukee (1989-96); Law Clerk for Milwaukee County Circuit Court (1988-89)

Law-related activities

Former Deputy Chief Judge Milwaukee County Circuit Court; Former Presiding Judge Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center – Children's Court; Creation and Development of Family Drug Treatment Court; Presided over the Healthy Infant Court; Appointed to serve on Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council (1996-99); Member of Governor Task Force to Enhance Probation and Parole; Past Member Judicial Selection Committee; Past Member of Marquette Law School Alumni Board; Leaders in the Law Award, 2010 Honoree


Marquette University, B.A. (1982); Marquette University Law School, J.D. (1988)

Interests/Community activities

Theater, Reading, Basketball, Local History, Cooking

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