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Committee of Chief Judges

The Supreme Court appoints a chief judge for each of the ten judicial administrative districts (see map) to oversee administrative matters and is assisted by a district court administrator. The duties and authority of the chief judge is specified under SCR 70.19, 70.20 and 70.21 Adobe PDF. Each chief judge may serve up to three consecutive two-year terms. SCR 70.26 Adobe PDF authorizes a chief judge to appoint a deputy chief judge. The chief judges meet approximately seven times per year. As needed, the chief judges convene subcommittees to consider issues and problems facing the trial courts.

Questions about this committee? Contact Marcia Vandercook at the Office of Court Operations, (608) 266-3121.

The following is a list of the current chief judges, deputy chief judges and district court administrators:

District One (Milwaukee County)
Chief Judge Maxine White
Deputy Chief Judge M. Joseph Donald
Deputy Chief Judge Mary E. Triggiano

District Court Administrator Holly Szablewski
Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 North 9th St., Room 609
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
(414) 278-5115

District Two (Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties)
Chief Judge Jason A. Rossell
Deputy Chief Judge Timothy D. Boyle

District Court Administrator Louis Moore
Racine County Courthouse
730 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403-1274
(262) 636-3133

District Three (Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties)
Chief Judge Jennifer R. Dorow
Deputy Chief Judge Patrick C. Haughney

District Court Administrator Michael Neimon
Waukesha County Courthouse
515 W. Moreland Blvd., Room C-359
Waukesha, WI 53188-2428
(262) 548-7209, (7210)

District Four (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Winnebago counties)
Chief Judge Barbara H. Key
Deputy Chief Judge John A. Jorgensen

District Court Administrator Jon Bellows
415 Jackson St., Room 510
P.O. Box 2808
Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808
(920) 424-0027, (0028)

District Five (Dane, Green, Lafayette and Rock counties)
Chief Judge William Hanrahan
Deputy Chief Judge Thomas Vale

District Court Administrator Theresa Owens
215 S Hamilton St, Rm 6111
Madison, WI 53703-3290
(608) 267-8820

District Six (Adams, Clark, Columbia, Dodge, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waushara and Wood counties)
Chief Judge Gregory Potter
Deputy Chief Judge Guy Dutcher

District Court Administrator Ron Ledford
3317 Business Park Dr, Ste A
Stevens Point, WI 54481-8834
(715) 345-5295

District Seven (Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Richland, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties)
Chief Judge Robert VanDeHey
Deputy Chief Judge Scott Horne

District Court Administrator Patrick Brummond
La Crosse County Law Enforcement Center
333 Vine St., Room 3504
La Crosse, WI 54601-3296
(608) 785-9546

District Eight (Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie and Waupaca counties)
Chief Judge James Morrison
Deputy Chief Judge John Des Jardins

District Court Administrator Thomas Schappa
414 E. Walnut, Suite 221
Green Bay, WI 54301-5020
(920) 448-4280, (4281)

District Nine (Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Price, Shawano, Taylor and Vilas counties)
Chief Judge Gregory Huber
Deputy Chief Judge Patrick O'Melia

District Court Administrator Susan Byrnes
2100 Stewart Ave., Suite 310
Wausau, WI 54401
(715) 842-3872

District Ten (Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Washburn counties)
Chief Judge Scott Needham
Deputy Chief Judge Maureen Boyle

District Court Administrator Don Harper
1101 Carmichael Road, Suite 1260
Hudson, WI 54016
(715) 245-4104

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