Judge Chris Taylor

Judge Chris TaylorCourt of Appeals–District IV
2921 Landmark Place, Suite 415
Madison, WI 53713

Current term expires July 31, 2029.

Career history

Appellate Judge, District IV Court of Appeals (2023 - present); Associate, Adelman, Adelman & Hynes, (1996-1998); Associate, Relles, Meeker & Borns (1998-2000); Associate, Balisle & Roberson (2000-2002); Policy/Political Director, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (2003-2011); State Representative, Wisconsin legislature (2011-2020); Dane County Circuit Court Judge (2020-2023)

Law-related activities

Member, Inns of Court; Member, Dane County Bar Association; Member, State Bar of WI; Member, Legal Association for Women; former board member of Public Interest law section of the State Bar; Member of the judicial publication committee; member of the Governor’s Domestic Violence Treatment and intervention subcommittee


University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1990; University of Wisconsin Law School, Cum Laude, 1995


Running, Tennis, pickle ball, dogs, writing, walking, music


Married to Jim for twenty-years, mother to two sons, Sam (17) and Ben (13)

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