Judge Thomas M. Hruz

Judge Thomas M. HruzCourt of Appeals–District III
2100 Stewart Avenue, Suite 310
Wausau, WI 54401

Current term expires July 31, 2028.

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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