Justice Brian Hagedorn
A native of the Milwaukee area, Justice Brian Hagedorn was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in April 2019. Prior to that, he was a judge on the Court of Appeals, having been appointed in 2015 and elected in 2017.
Prior to his judicial service, Justice Hagedorn served for almost five years as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Scott Walker, as an Assistant Attorney General at the Wisconsin Department of Justice, as a law clerk for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, and as an attorney in private practice at one of Milwaukee's largest law firms. Prior to law school, Justice Hagedorn worked in business for three years.
Justice Hagedorn is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, where he was the President of the Federalist Society. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude, with honors. In 2014, he was named Trinity College Alumnus of the Year.
Justice Hagedorn is a regular speaker to school, civic, and legal groups on the rule of law, legal writing, and judicial philosophy, among other topics. When not on the bench, Justice Hagedorn enjoys reading, serving at his church and his children's school, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Justice Hagedorn and his wife, Christina, have five children and make their home in Summit, Wisconsin.