Washington D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden nominated William Pocan for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Judge Pocan was recommended to U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to provide recommendations for nominations during the 117th Congress for federal judicial positions and United States Attorneys. In June, Baldwin and Johnson recommended Pocan to the White House for consideration to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, to succeed Judge William C. Griesbach, who has assumed senior status.
“I applaud the President’s nomination of William Pocan to serve as a Federal District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin,” said U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. “Judge Pocan was recommended by our bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission and his many years of experience on the bench and as a practicing attorney will make him an outstanding federal judge. I am hopeful that the Senate will now consider and confirm his nomination with the support of both Wisconsin Senators, and without undue delay.”
Judge William S. Pocan is the Deputy Chief Judge of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he has served since 2006. From 1985 to 2006, Judge Pocan was an associate at Jastroch & LaBarge in Waukesha, where he represented consumers. From 1984 to 1985, Judge Pocan was an associate at Brookhouse & Brookhouse in Kenosha, where he handled family and bankruptcy law matters. Judge Pocan received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1984 and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1981.