Presiding Judge Lisa K. Stark

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 2013; elected 2013, 2019); Deputy Chief Judge, Court of Appeals (2015 – 2023); Presiding Judge, District III; Circuit Court Judge, Branch 1, Eau Claire County (2000-2013); Attorney, Private Practice (1982-2000)

Law-related activities

Dean of Wisconsin Judicial College 2011 to present and Associate Dean from 2005 to 2011; Former Chair and member, Civil Jury Instruction Committee; Judicial Education Committee member; 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; Former 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)


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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