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Triggiano named new Milwaukee County chief judge (UPDATE)

 Judge Mary Triggiano

Judge Mary Triggiano

Judge Mary Triggiano is the new chief judge of the First Judicial Administrative District in Milwaukee County. The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced Triggiano’s appointment on Wednesday.

She succeeds Judge Maxine White, who was appointed to the Court of Appeals in January.

Triggiano was first appointed to the court in 2004 and was re-elected without opposition in 2017. She served as White’s deputy chief judge and served as the presiding judge of Milwaukee County’s children’s and domestic violence courts.

She is a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and a former member of the National Association of Women Judges.

Milwaukee County executive Chris Abele released a statement congratulating Triggiano on her appointment on Thursday.

“Her leadership is ideal to build on the progress made by Judge White, and her experience in Wisconsin’s trauma-informed care movement make her well-suited to continue driving improvements in our justice system,” Abele said. “Nobody is more qualified or capable to take on this role and lead Milwaukee County into the future than Judge Triggiano.”

About Michaela Paukner,

Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at

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