Supreme Court Appoints Triggiano Chief Judge in Milwaukee

Madison, Wisconsin - February 12, 2020

Judge Mary E. TriggianoThe Wisconsin Supreme Court appointed Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Mary E. Triggiano to be the Chief Judge of the First Judicial Administrative District in Milwaukee County. When Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White was appointed to serve on to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals earlier this month, the Court selected a successor Chief Judge of the First Judicial Administrative District.

"I am pleased that a judge with Judge Triggiano's experience, leadership and dedication to the law agreed to serve in this important role," said Chief Justice Patience D. Roggensack. "Chief Judge Triggiano has strong support from her colleagues on the Milwaukee bench," she continued.

Chief Judge Triggiano was first appointed to the court in 2004 and was recently re-elected without opposition in 2017. Chief Judge Triggiano served as a Deputy Chief Judge to Judge White and served as the Presiding Judge of Milwaukee County’s Children’s Court and its Domestic Violence Court.

"I am grateful to the Supreme Court for their confidence in me, and to my colleagues for their support and encouragement in this endeavor. I am proud to serve as a judge in Milwaukee County and look forward to my new role," Chief Judge Triggiano said.

Chief Judge Triggiano currently serves on the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Judicial Education Committee and the Committee on Child Welfare. She is a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and a former member of the National Association of Women Judges. She has been a leader in training and deployment of Trauma Informed Care and evidence-based decision making, playing a key role in the 2019 Meeting of the Judicial Conference, and maintains a high level of involvement in her community.

Dean Stensberg
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