Court of Appeals


Judge Michael R. FitzpatrickPresiding Judge Michael R. Fitzpatrick

Court of Appeals - District IV
2921 Landmark Place, Suite 415
Madison, WI 53713

Current term expires July 31, 2023.

Career history
Appellate Judge, Court of Appeals District IV (elected 2017); Rock County Circuit Court Judge (2008-2017); Attorney, Private Practice, Partner with Brennan, Steil & Basting, S.C. and Chair of Litigation Practice Group (1985-2008); Law Clerk, U.S. Magistrate Judge R. James Groh (1984-85)

Law-related activities
Deputy Chief Judge, District Five; Wisconsin Judicial Council; Civil Jury Instruction Committee; Faculty, Wisconsin Judicial College; Civil Benchbook Committee; Board of Directors of Wisconsin Trial Judges Association; Judicial Education Committee; State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Past President, Rock County Bar Association; Jurist and Past President, James E. Doyle Chapter of American Inns of Court; Past President, Western District Bar Association.

Drake University, B.A. (1980); J.D. (1984)

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