Committee of Chief Judges

judge holding gavel with mapped icons transparently overlaidThe Supreme Court appoints a chief judge for each of the nine judicial administrative districts (see map) to oversee administrative matters and is assisted by a district court administrator. The duties and authority of the chief judge is specified under SCR 70.19, 70.20 and 70.21 . Each chief judge may serve up to three consecutive two-year terms. SCR 70.26 authorizes a chief judge to appoint a deputy chief judge. The chief judges meet approximately seven times per year. As needed, the chief judges convene subcommittees to consider issues and problems facing the trial courts.

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The following is a list of the current chief judges, deputy chief judges, and district court administrators. Select the map thumbnails to view larger images.

District Counties Chief Judge/Deputy Chief Judge District Court Administrator
  • Chief Judge Carl Ashley
  • Deputy Chief Judge Jane Carroll
  • Deputy Chief Judge William Pocan
Stephanie Garbo
Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 North 9th Street, Room 609
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
Ph: (414) 278-5115
Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth
  • Chief Judge Jason A. Rossell
  • Deputy Chief Judge Timothy D. Boyle
Louis Moore
Racine County Courthouse
730 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403-1274
Ph: (262) 636-3133
Dodge, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha
  • Chief Judge Paul Bugenhagen, Jr.
  • Deputy Chief Judge Paul Malloy
Michael Neimon
Waukesha County Courthouse
515 West Moreland Boulevard, Room AC-113
Waukesha, WI 53188-2428
Ph: (262) 548-7209, (7210)
Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Marquette, Sheboygan, Waushara, and Winnebago
  • Chief Judge Guy D. Dutcher
  • Deputy Chief Judge Robert P. Dewane
Jon Bellows
201 Main Street
Suite 103
Menasha, WI 54952
Ph: (920) 424-0027, (0028)
Columbia, Dane, Green, Lafayette, Rock, and Sauk
  • Chief Judge Julie Genovese
  • Deputy Chief Judge (Vacant)
Amber Peterson
215 South Hamilton Street, Room 6111
Madison, WI 53703-3290
Ph: (608) 267-8820
Adams, Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon
  • Chief Judge Scott L. Horne
  • Deputy Chief Judge Todd Ziegler
Anya Crossland
La Crosse County Law Enforcement Center
333 Vine Street, Room 3504
La Crosse, WI 54601-3296
Ph: (608) 785-9546
Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, and Waupaca
  • Chief Judge Carrie A. Schneider
  • Deputy Chief Judge Tammy Jo Hock
Thomas Schappa
414 East Walnut, Suite 100
Green Bay, WI 54301-5020
Ph: (920) 448-4280, (4281)
Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood
  • Chief Judge Ann Knox-Bauer
  • Deputy Chief Judge Kevin Klein
Susan Byrnes
2100 Stewart Avenue, Suite 310
Wausau, WI 54401
Ph: (715) 842-3872
Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, and Washburn
  • Chief Judge Maureen Boyle
  • Deputy Chief Judge John Anderson
Ross Munns
1101 Carmichael Road, Suite 1260
Hudson, WI 54016
Ph: (715) 245-4104

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