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Gov. Evers appoints Bridget Schoenborn to the Waukesha County Circuit Court

Bridget Schoenborn

Bridget Schoenborn. Submitted photo

Gov. Evers appoints Bridget Schoenborn to the Waukesha County Circuit Court

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday afternoon his appointment of Bridget Schoenborn to the Waukesha County Circuit Court – Branch 4. The appointment will fill the vacancy being created by Judge Lloyd V. Carter’s resignation. Schoenborn will complete a term ending July 31, 2025.

“Bridget Schoenborn is a respected attorney who brings a breadth and depth of experience to the bench,” said Evers. “She will be an excellent judge for the people of Waukesha County,” Evers added.

Schoenborn began her legal career in 2005 as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. After three years, she joined the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney. During this time, Schoenborn prosecuted complex narcotics cases, crimes of violence, and financial offenses and received numerous awards, including Federal Prosecutor of the Year. In 2020, she became the asset forfeiture chief of the United States Attorney’s Office, responsible for civil and criminal asset forfeiture at the state and federal levels. In her role as asset forfeiture chief, she has focused on seizing criminal proceeds involved in cryptocurrency money laundering, drug trafficking, and white-collar crime and restoring funds to victims of crime.

“Throughout her tenure with the United States Department of Justice, Bridget has exemplified the best of public service,” said United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad.

“She has consistently taken seriously her obligation to seek justice and has succeeded because of her hard work, intelligence, and compassion. Bridget’s intellect, judgment, and temperament will make her an outstanding circuit court judge,” Haanstad added.

Schoenborn lives in Elm Grove with her family and is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. She has served as co-chair of the Criminal Committee of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, on the State Bar of Wisconsin Diversity Clerkship Selection Committee, and is active in the Elm Grove Woman’s Club.

She is currently the secretary of the Elm Grove Police and Fire Commission.

“It is such a great honor to follow Judge Lloyd Carter as the sitting judge in Waukesha County Circuit Court – Branch 4,” said Schoenborn.

“I am grateful to Gov. Evers for his confidence in me. It has been my privilege to serve the United States, and I am eager to continue my public service as a Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, where I pledge to support the constitutions of the United States and the State of Wisconsin, administer justice fairly and equally, and treat everyone who appears in my courtroom with dignity and respect,” Schoenborn added.



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