MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today his appointment of Katie Sloma as circuit judge for Shawano-Menominee Counties. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Habeck.

“Katie Sloma will be an excellent judge for the people of Shawano and Menominee Counties. As an experienced civil litigator and city attorney, she will apply the law fairly and protect our constitutional rights,” said Gov. Evers.

Since 2004, Sloma has maintained a general practice in Shawano, including handling family law cases, divorces, guardianships, wills and estates, real estate transactions, juvenile matters, and guardian ad litem appointments. She was first elected the City of Shawano attorney in 2018. She was reelected in 2020.

“Governor Evers has made an excellent choice in appointing Attorney Sloma as our next Circuit Court Judge,” said Greg Parker, district attorney for Shawano and Menominee Counties. “I have worked with Attorney Sloma on Children’s Court cases for over ten years. She has a reputation of being hardworking, demonstrates a high level of competence, professionalism, and integrity in performing her duties. She has a calm and deliberate demeanor in and out of the courtroom.  Based on my experience in working with Attorney Sloma, I know she truly believes in fairness as it relates to court matters, and I am confident that she will do a fine job as our next circuit court judge.”

“I am grateful and honored that Governor Evers has appointed me to the Shawano-Menominee County Branch 1 bench. In my position as judge, I promise to apply the principles of the law knowledgeably, thoughtfully, and fairly to all individuals that appear before me,” said Sloma. “I would like to thank Governor Evers for giving me this exciting opportunity. I look forward to serving my community.”

Sloma earned her undergraduate degree from UW-Green Bay and her law degree from Ohio University. Sloma served on the boards of the Shawano Re-Development Authority, and the Shawano Area Community Foundation.

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