WAUSAU, Wis. — Attorney and community leader Rick Cveykus announced today he is running for Wisconsin Court of Appeals in District III, which covers the northern half of the state. Rick is currently managing partner at Cveykus Law in Wausau, where he has built a broad practice in criminal law, family law, and small claims.

“The people of northern Wisconsin deserve judges who will work every day to ensure our legal system is open, fair and treats every Wisconsinite with dignity,” said Cveykus. “I have built my career on helping people in the most stressful situations navigate our often daunting legal system. As an appeals court judge, I intend to help make our system work better, not just maintain the status quo.”

Rick is heavily involved in the community, and is the former President of the Marathon County Bar and the Marathon County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Rick is also a former member of the Board of Directors for Marathon Counseling and Residential Services. Rick currently volunteers his time as an attorney with Wills for Veterans and a Judge for the We the People Program. He is also an active member of the Marathon County Historical Society.

A passionate teacher, Rick has served as a Mock Trial coach at his alma mater D.C. Everest High School, Wausau West High School, and UW-Madison. Rick is also a lecturer at UW-Madison, teaching courses on Criminal Law, the First Amendment, and Constitutional Law.

Rick earned both an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from UW-Madison. A proud Badger alum, Rick currently serves on the Board of Directors for the UW Alumni Wausau Chapter.

Rick is a fifth-generation Wisconsinite. His father James Cveykus Sr., a Vietnam veteran, was a union organizer for the International Association of Machinists. Rick’s mother Carleen’s family were all farmers, formerly running Weston Dairy. Rick lives in Wausau with his wife Rebekah, a public school teacher and member of Wisconsin Educators Association Council. They are expecting their first child in January.

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