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Mary Roth Burns appointed to Oneida County Circuit Court

Mary Roth Burns

Mary Roth Burns has been appointed to the Oneida County Circuit Court-Branch 1. The appointment will fill the vacancy created by Judge Patrick O’Melia’s retirement. Burns will complete a term ending July 31, 2023.

Burns worked for the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office from 2008 until August 2021. She then opened her own law practice in Rhinelander, representing clients in criminal and family matters. She also has experience working with the Vilas County/Lac du Flambeau Healing to Wellness Court and has been working to implement a treatment court in Oneida County.

Burns lives in Rhinelander and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, New York University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. She has raised her family in Rhinelander, served on the boards of the Northern Arts Council and ArtStart, and volunteered for many local organizations.


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