William C. Griesbach

Hon. William C. Griesbach

Senior District Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Judge William C. Griesbach is Senior District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Born in Milwaukee, Judge Griesbach received his B.A. from Marquette University and his J.D. from Marquette University Law School. Before joining the bench Judge Griesbach worked as a law clerk for Justice Bruce Beilfuss of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in private practice, and as an assistant district attorney for Brown County. In 1995, Judge Griesbach was elected to the Brown County Circuit Court, where he served until he was nominated by President George W. Bush to the Eastern District, and confirmed by the Senate, in 2002. He served as Chief Judge of that court from 2012 to 2019, assuming senior status in 2019.


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