Maria S. Lazar

Hon. Maria S. Lazar

Judge-Elect, District II, Wisconsin Court of Appeals

HON. MARIA S. LAZAR, District 2 Court of Appeals, Judge-Elect (4/2022). Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, Presiding Judge Juvenile Division. Past rotations: Criminal Division, Presiding Judge; Drug Treatment Court Judge; and Civil Division. Currently on the Judicial Conference Executive Committee, Judicial Education Committee, and Juvenile Jury Instruction Committee. 

Formerly a Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General, in the Special Litigation and Appeals unit. As an AAG, Lazar was lead counsel in several complex, civil litigation matters for the State, including the initial state court Act 10/collective bargaining case, the Capitol Access case, the federal redistricting matter, and the First Amendment challenge to the permitting system at the State Capitol, among others. 

Lazar has presented at several Judicial Education Seminars and has presented to bar associations and other legal entities on litigation, redistricting, contracting principles, bankruptcy and consumer credit and debt collection. She was President of the Milwaukee Bar Association (2008) and has served on its Board of Directors. Lazar served two terms on the State of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors (1996-2000). 

Judge Lazar earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Mount Mary College and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.



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