Madison, Wisconsin (June 24, 2022) – Third Judicial Administrative District Chief Judge Jennifer R. Dorow, Waukesha County Circuit Court, has been selected by her fellow chief judges to serve as chair of the Committee of Chief Judges, effective Aug. 1.

Dorow was first appointed as a chief judge by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2017 and was most recently re-appointed to that position in 2021. She has served on the Waukesha County Circuit Court since first being appointed in 2011. Dorow was elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2018. She previously served as an assistant district attorney for Waukesha County and worked 12 years as an attorney in private practice. Dorow is a graduate of Marquette University and Regent University Law School. The Third Judicial Administrative District includes Dodge, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties.

Dorow will replace outgoing committee chair Gregory B. Huber, Marathon County Circuit Court. Huber was first elected to the circuit court in 2004 and is retiring from the bench effective July 31. Huber has served as the district’s chief judge since 2016 and was previously a deputy chief judge.

Before joining the circuit court, Huber represented the 85th Assembly District in the Wausau area, from 1989 to 2004. He was an assistant district attorney in Marathon County from 1983 to 1988. Huber previously served on the Legislative Committee of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference and is former co-chair of the Ninth District Pro Se Committee. He has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison and a law degree from UW Law School.

District Nine includes Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood counties.

Working as a team with a deputy chief judge and a professional court administrator, a chief judge manages the flow of cases and meets several times a year with other chief judges as a committee to work on administrative issues of statewide importance. With the exception of the First Judicial Administrative District, where the chief judge is a full-time administrator, chief judges and their deputies maintain court calendars in addition to handling administrative matters.

More information about chief judges can be found here. More information about the state’s Judicial Administrative Districts can be found here.

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