William C. Griesbach

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William C. Griesbach (born 1954) is Chief United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Griesbach received a B.A. from Marquette University in 1976 and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 1979. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Bruce F. Beilfuss, Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1979 to 1980. He was a staff attorney of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1980 to 1982, thereafter entering private practice in Wisconsin from 1982 to 1987. He was an assistant district attorney in Brown County, Wisconsin from 1987 to 1995, and a judge on the Brown County Circuit Court from 1995 to 2002.

On January 23, 2002, Griesbach was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. This was a new seat created by 114 Stat. 2762. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 25, 2002, and received his commission on May 1, 2002. He became Chief Judge on October 31, 2012.

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