Wisconsin Attorney General Candidates' Forum

Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter

Event Video

Moderated by Matthew Krueger, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Please join the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society on June 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee Club for an event featuring declared Republican candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General.

With rising crime, economic woes, and intensifying culture wars on the minds of many Wisconsinites, the candidates for Attorney General face a state hungry for solutions.  The Federalist Society's candidates’ forum will provide declared candidates with an excellent opportunity to share their ideas, distinguish themselves from their opponents, and make the case that they are best-positioned to be the next Attorney General of Wisconsin.  

  • Matthew Krueger will be moderating the event.  Matt is a partner in the Government Enforcement Defense and Investigations practice group at Foley & Lardner LLP.  Before joining Foley, Matt served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin after being recommended by a bipartisan nominating commission. As the district’s chief federal law enforcement officer, Matt supervised all criminal and civil litigation involving the United States in 28 counties. He also served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting a broad array of federal crimes. Before serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Matt practiced trial and appellate litigation at an international law firm in Washington, D.C.  He clerked for the Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and served as a Bristow Fellow in the Solicitor General’s Office, helping represent the United States before the Supreme Court.   Matt received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. 
  • Adam Jarchow is a candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General.  Adam has practiced law for nearly 20 years and helps his wife, Barbara, run their small businesses. In 2014, Adam was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly, where he fought for smaller, limited government. Adam was the lead author of several reforms that were signed into law by Governor Walker. He is an avid sportsman and lover of the outdoors. Adam has spent nearly a decade as a volunteer firefighter with the Apple River Fire Department. He also helped start the Polk County K-9 Association, which raises money for the Polk County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit.  Adam received his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law.  
  • Karen Mueller is a candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General.  Karen is a civil rights attorney from Chippewa Falls, where she resides with her family.  She is the Founder and General Counsel of the Amos Center for Justice and Liberty, which defends those who have experienced a violation of one or more of their liberties by governmental agents or by private actors carrying out the work, purposes, or goals of the government to the detriment of citizens. Throughout her legal career, Karen has been a civil rights and employment law attorney in her own private practice and has worked with discrimination and harassment claims.  Karen received her J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law.  
  • Eric Toney is a candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General.  Eric is Fond du Lac County District Attorney and President-Elect of the Wisconsin District Attorney’s Association (WDAA).  Toney has successfully handled a wide array of cases ranging from cold case and intentional homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, violent crime, gun crime, financial crimes, racketeering cases and more.  First elected in 2012, District Attorney Toney is serving in his third term as Fond du Lac District Attorney.   Toney is the current President-Elect of the WDAA.  He’s served as Chairman of the Legislative Committee and Communications Committee, and he’s a former Secretary/Treasurer of the Association. Eric received his J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law.    

Note:  Invitations were issued to all declared candidates for Attorney General from all parties.  Only individuals who are officially registered as candidates and qualify for ballot access by the date of the event will be permitted to participate.  




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