Court of Appeals


Judge Joan F. KesslerJudge Joan F. Kessler

Court of Appeals - District I
330 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1020
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3161

Current term expires July 31, 2022.

Career history
Appellate Court Judge (2004-present); Attorney, Private Practice (1981-2004); United States Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin (1978-1981); Attorney, Private Practice; Law Clerk, Honorable John W. Reynolds, U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Wisconsin (1968-69)

Law-related activities
Member/Board of Directors, Milwaukee Bar Association; Chair, Section of Individual Rights Responsibilities, American Bar Association; Referee, Office of Lawyer Regulation; Member, American Law Institute; Member, Seventh Circuit Bar Association; Member, Wisconsin Bar Association; Member, Lawyers Association for Women; Member, Milwaukee Young Lawyers Former Member, Judicial Council of Wisconsin; Former Member, Supreme Court Decorum Committee

University of Kansas, B.A. (1966); Marquette University of Law School, J.D., cum laude 1968

Travel, cooking, reading novels, drawing and painting

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