Presiding Judge Michael R. Fitzpatrick

Presiding Judge Michael R. FitzpatrickCourt of Appeals–District IV
2921 Landmark Place, Suite 415
Madison, WI 53713

Current term expires July 31, 2023.

Career history

Appellate Judge, Court of Appeals District IV (elected 2017); Rock County Circuit Court Judge (2008-2017); Attorney, Private Practice, Partner with Brennan, Steil & Basting, S.C. and Chair of Litigation Practice Group (1985-2008); Law Clerk, U.S. Magistrate Judge R. James Groh (1984-85)

Law-related activities

Deputy Chief Judge, District Five; Wisconsin Judicial Council; Civil Jury Instruction Committee; Faculty, Wisconsin Judicial College; Civil Benchbook Committee; Board of Directors of Wisconsin Trial Judges Association; Judicial Education Committee; State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Past President, Rock County Bar Association; Jurist and Past President, James E. Doyle Chapter of American Inns of Court; Past President, Western District Bar Association.

Education

Drake University, B.A. (1980); J.D. (1984)

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