Deputy Chief and Presiding Judge Lisa K. Stark

Deputy Chief and Presiding Judge Lisa K. StarkCourt of Appeals–District III
2100 Stewart Avenue, Suite 310
Wausau, WI 54401

Current term expires July 31, 2025.

Career history

Appellate Judge, Court of Appeals – District III (appointed and elected 2013); Circuit Court Judge, Branch 1, Eau Claire County (2000-2013); Attorney, Private Practice (1982-2000)

Law-related activities

Dean of Wisconsin Judicial College, Former Chair, Civil Jury Instruction Committee; Former Member of Council on Offender Reentry; Effective Justice Strategies Sub Committee of PPAC; Former Board member of Wisconsin Association of Trial Judges; Former presiding Judge for Eau Claire County Drug Court Program; President of Eau Claire County Restorative Justice Program; Recipient of Aulik Award from Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals (2010); Recipient of Women in the Law Award (2010); Justice Reinvestment Initiative Legislative sub committee (2009)

Birth date/place

March 15, 1957, Appleton, Wisconsin


UW Eau Claire, B.A. (1979); UW Madison Law School (1982)


Married (Thomas J. Misfeldt); one son, three stepsons, and three grandchildren


Reading, traveling, art and art history, golf, running and other sports, gardening

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