Court of Appeals


photo of Judge Kitty K. BrennanJudge Kitty K. Brennan

Court of Appeals – District I
330 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1020
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3161

Current term expires July 31, 2021.

Career history
Appellate Judge, Court of Appeals – District I (appointed 2008, elected 2015); Circuit Court Judge, Milwaukee County (elected 1994, 2000, 2006); Attorney, Private Practice (1984-94); Assistant District Attorney, Milwaukee County (1977-84)

Law-related activities
Chief Judge of the 1st Judicial District; Former Deputy Chief Judge, 1st Judicial District; Criminal Jury Instruction Committee; Former Presiding Judge, Misdemeanor and Probate Divisions; Milwaukee County Judges Executive Committee; National Association of Women Judges; Milwaukee County Trial Judges Association; Women Lawyers Association; Chairman, Milwaukee Community Justice Council; Member, Executive Committee of District 1 Circuit Court

Birth date/place
May 17, 1950; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

UW-Madison, B.S. (1972), J.D. (1977)

Family, jogging and reading

Married (Joseph G. Murphy); four children

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