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Appeals court judges, Waukesha attorney finalists for spot on state Supreme Court

Appeals court judges, Waukesha attorney finalists for spot on state Supreme Court

Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that a committee charged with finding a successor to Justice David Prosser on the state’s high court has narrowed the list down to three finalists.

The finalists for the appointment are:

District 2 Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Mark Gundrum;

District 3 Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Hruz; and

Daniel Kelly, commercial litigator out of Waukesha and founding partner of Rogahn Kelly.

The finalists were recommended to Walker by Rich Zipperer, chief of staff to the governor and licensed attorney; Michael Brennan, chair of the governor’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee; and Andrew Hitt, former deputy legal counsel to the governor.

According to a news release Wednesday, Walker will be interviewing the top three picks and choose a replacement before Prosser’s retirement, scheduled for July 31.

Prosser announced his retirement plans in April. His last public appearance with the rest of the justices was at Tuesday’s open-rules conference. At the end of that meeting, Chief Justice Pat Roggensack thanked him for his service, and she and the other justices gave him a standing ovation.

There were 11 applications for the appointment of Prosser’s successor. The committee narrowed them down to five last week. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Randy Koschnick and Marinette County Circuit Court Judge James Morrison did not make the cut Wednesday.

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