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Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler

Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler

Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2007. 

Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Justice Ziegler received her bachelor's degrees in psychology and business administration from Hope College in Holland, Mich. in 1986. She earned her law degree from Marquette University in 1989.

Upon graduation from law school, Justice Ziegler was in private practice where she engaged in civil litigation. She also served as a pro bono special assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County in 1992 and 1996. Immediately prior to serving as a circuit court judge, she was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Before joining the Supreme Court, Justice Ziegler served as a Washington County Circuit Court judge. She was appointed to the bench in 1997, elected in 1998, and re-elected in 2004. She was the first female jurist in Washington County. As a circuit court judge, she was deputy chief judge for the Third Judicial District and served six years as presiding judge in Washington County. In 1999, Justice Ziegler sat as a Court of Appeals judge in the District II Court of Appeals Judicial Exchange Program.

Justice Ziegler currently serves on the Marquette University Law School Advisory Board. She is a fellow of the American Bar Association and an elected member of the American Law Institute. Justice Ziegler has been a member of a number of law-related organizations including Legal Association of Women, James E. Doyle Chapter of the American Inns of Court, faculty member at the Wisconsin Judicial College, and faculty at other seminars.  

Justice Ziegler is also active in her community, volunteering for numerous charitable and social welfare organizations as a board member and committee chair. Justice Ziegler is currently president of the Trustee Board for the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County.

Justice Ziegler is married and has three children. Her current term expires July 31, 2017.

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