Janine P. Geske
|Associate Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court|
|Nominated by||Tommy Thompson|
|Milwaukee County Executive|
February 2002 – May 14, 2002
|Preceded by||Tom Ament|
|Succeeded by||Scott Walker|
May 12, 1949 |
Port Washington, Wisconsin
|Alma mater||Beloit College, Marquette University Law School|
Janine P. Geske (born May 12, 1949) was a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1993 to 1998. She is a distinguished professor of law at Marquette University Law School and director of the school's Restorative Justice Initiative. She served as interim dean of the law school from 2002 to 2003.
Geske was born in Port Washington, Wisconsin and raised in Cedarburg. She graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1967. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Beloit College in 1971 and 1972, respectively, and her law degree from Marquette University Law School in 1975.
Geske became the chief staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, where she worked until 1979. She was an assistant professor at Marquette University Law School from 1978 to 1981 and was the director of the Marquette University Law School's Clinic for the Elderly, which she founded. Beginning in 1981, Geske served in the Milwaukee County circuit court for 12 years, until she was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court by Governor Tommy Thompson in 1993. She won election to the court in 1994, and resigned from the bench in 1998. From February to May 2002, she served as the interim county executive for Milwaukee County.
She held the Association of Marquette University Women's Chair in Humanistic Studies in 2000 and 2001, and she is on the faculty of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Among her numerous awards, in both 1994 and 2002 the Milwaukee Bar honored Geske with its Lawyer of the Year award.
|Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice
1993 - 1998
|Milwaukee County Executive
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