Court of Appeals
Daniel L. LaRocque
District III (1985-1997)
Daniel L. LaRocque retired in 1997 at the age of sixty after serving in District III for twelve years. When asked about his plans, he said, "I like to travel; I like to bike and I am probably going to look for warm weather in the winter." He and his wife, Jean, moved south--from Wausau to Sun Prairie--upon his retirement.
He entered private law practice in Wausau in 1962 after graduation from Marquette University Law School and became district attorney of Marathon County in 1965. From 1977 to 1984 he was a circuit court judge, and in his last year he was chief judge of the ninth judicial circuit. In 1985 Governor Anthony S. Earl appointed him to the Court of Appeals; LaRocque was elected to a six-year term later that year and was reelected in 1991.
He was on the faculty of Wisconsin Judicial College in 1977 and attended National Judicial College in Reno and Institute of Judicial Administration of New York University Law School.