Paul Czisny is the newest Fond du Lac County circuit court judge.
Gov. Tony Evers announced Czisny’s appointment on Wednesday morning. He replaces Judge Robert Writz, who is retiring on May 2.
Czisny now runs his own law firm, specializing in criminal defense and representing parents in Children’s Court. Before that, he was a State Public Defender for more than 20 years.
In a statemen, Wirtz said he was happy that Evers had appointed Czisny as his successor and called him “eminently qualified and experienced.”
Evers also pointed to Czisney’s experience and knowledge of the criminal-justice system. He said Czisney will bring compassion, fairness and a deep knowledge of the law to the bench.
Czisny said he was honored by the appointment and humbled by the responsibility. He said his goals as a judge are to listen to all parties, and make fair and just decisions.
As a Fond du Lac resident, Czisny is involved with his community. He currently chairs the Fond du Lac County Board of Ethics and is on the Fond du Lac County Board of Canvass. He previously volunteered with Broken Bread Food Pantry in Fond du Lac and was a Hurricane Katrina volunteer for the American Red Cross. He is a graduate of UW-Madison and UW Law School.Follow @WLJReporter