The Third Branch
Judge Maureen D. Boyle
Gov. Scott Walker announced the appointment of Maureen D. Boyle to Barron County Circuit Court's Branch 3 after the retirement of Barron County Circuit Court Judge James D. Babbitt (see retirements). Boyle previously served as an assistant district attorney for Barron County, Walworth County, and Rock County. She also worked as the assistant director for the Resource Center on Impaired Driving.
"I am confident that you will serve the citizens of Barron County well," Walker said in his appointment letter to Boyle. "In addition, your professional experience should allow for an easy transition into the office."
After receiving her B.A. at UW-Madison, Boyle worked as a research assistant for NBC Sports in South Korea during the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul. Prior to receiving her law degree from UW Law School, she worked in marketing and public relations. She has also been an owner of a coffee and bookstore in Milton, Wis.
In taking the bench, Boyle follows in the footsteps of her brother, Racine County Circuit Court Judge Timothy D. Boyle, who was elected in 2012.