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Justice Ann Walsh Bradley

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is a native of Richland Center, Wisconsin. She was a high school teacher before entering the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she earned her law degree.

Justice Bradley was in private practice until becoming a circuit court judge in Marathon County in 1985. She was elected to the Supreme Court in 1995 and re-elected in 2005 and 2015.

Justice Bradley is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Judicial Academy and has served as an international lecturer for the Academy, the American Bar Association's Asia Law Initiative, and the U.S. Department of State. Currently she also serves as the state coordinator of iCivics, a civics education program founded by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and as the North American delegate to the Board of Directors of the International Women Judges Association.

Justice Bradley is an elected member of the American Law Institute as well as a member of the American Judicature Society, the State Bar Bench-Bar Committee, the Board of Visitors of the UW Law School, and the Federal-State Judicial Council. She is a past associate dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College and has formerly served as a Commissioner of the National Conference on Uniform Laws, Chair of the Wisconsin Rhodes Scholarship Committee, and a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Council.

Justice Bradley and her husband, Mark, live in Wausau where they raised their four children.

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