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Former justice to join Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan

Louis Butler Jr.

The Milwaukee-based law firm of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP confirmed Tuesday that former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler Jr. will be joining the firm, starting Thursday.

Butler, a University of Wisconsin Law School grad, served as an assistant state public defender from 1972 to 1992, when he joined the Milwaukee Municipal Court. He served on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court from 2002 until 2004, when he was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Since leaving the court in 2008, Butler has served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He was nominated by President Barack Obama to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in 2009, but the nomination has since stalled in the U.S. Senate.

The minority-owned firm of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan is a nationwide law firm with 130 attorneys in 17 offices.

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