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Judge Lisa S. Neubauer appointed chief judge of the Court of Appeals

Madison, Wisconsin - May 7, 2015

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed District II Court of Appeals Judge Lisa S. Neubauer, Racine, as chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for a three-year term, effective Aug. 2.

Neubauer will replace outgoing Court of Appeals Chief Judge Richard S. Brown, who is retiring from the District II bench Aug. 1. Brown has served on the Court of Appeals since it was established in 1978 and as its chief judge since 2007.

Neubauer, who has been District II presiding judge since 2009, was first appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2007. She was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. Before joining the court, Neubauer worked as a private practice attorney and as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb.

Neubauer serves on the Supreme Court Planning and Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC) Planning Subcommittee and the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Bench-Bar Committee and chairs its Judicial Funding Subcommittee. Neubauer holds a B.A. from UW-Madison and a law degree (with honors) from the University of Chicago Law School, Order of the Coif.

In addition to maintaining a caseload, the Court of Appeals chief judge handles a variety of management duties for the four-district, 16-judge Court of Appeals. The chief judge works with court staff on budget matters, case flow management and administrative matters.

Tom Sheehan
Court Information Officer
(608) 261-6640

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