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 Adobe PDF. Each chief judge may serve up to three consecutive two-year terms. SCR 70.26 Adobe PDF 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.

Questions about this committee? Contact Beth Barroilhet at the Office of Court Operations, (608) 267-7335.

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
One
Milwaukee
  • Chief Judge Mary E. Triggiano
  • Deputy Chief Judge Carl Ashley
  • Deputy Chief Judge William Pocan
Holly Szablewski
Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 North 9th Street, Room 609
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
Ph: (414) 278-5115
Two
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
Three
Dodge, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha
  • Chief Judge Jennifer R. Dorow
  • Deputy Chief Judge Paul Malloy
Michael Neimon
Waukesha County Courthouse
515 West Moreland Boulevard, Room C-359
Waukesha, WI 53188-2428
Ph: (262) 548-7209, (7210)
Four
Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Marquette, Sheboygan, Waushara, and Winnebago
  • Chief Judge Barbara H. Key
  • Deputy Chief Judge Guy Dutcher
Jon Bellows
415 Jackson Street, Room 510
P.O. Box 2808
Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808
Ph: (920) 424-0027, (0028)
Five
Columbia, Dane, Green, Lafayette, Rock, and Sauk
  • Chief Judge Thomas Vale
  • Deputy Chief Judge Julie Genovese
Theresa Owens
215 South Hamilton Street, Room 6111
Madison, WI 53703-3290
Ph: (608) 267-8820
Seven
Adams, Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon
  • Chief Judge Robert VanDeHey
  • Deputy Chief Judge Scott Horne
Patrick Brummond
La Crosse County Law Enforcement Center
333 Vine Street, Room 3504
La Crosse, WI 54601-3296
Ph: (608) 785-9546
Eight
Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, and Waupaca
  • Chief Judge James Morrison
  • Deputy Chief Judge Carrie Schneider
Thomas Schappa
414 East Walnut, Suite 100
Green Bay, WI 54301-5020
Ph: (920) 448-4280, (4281)
Nine
Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood
  • Chief Judge Gregory Huber
  • Deputy Chief Judge Jay Tlusty
Susan Byrnes
2100 Stewart Avenue, Suite 310
Wausau, WI 54401
Ph: (715) 842-3872
Ten
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
Christopher Channing
1101 Carmichael Road, Suite 1260
Hudson, WI 54016
Ph: (715) 245-4104

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