Charles B. Schudson

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Charles B. Schudson is a former Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.


Schudson was born Charles Benjamin Schudson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1950.[1] He is graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.[2] Schudson and his wife, Karen, have two children, one of whom is a rabbi.


Schudson worked as a state and federal prosecutor from 1975 until 1982, when he was appointed to the Wisconsin Circuit Court by Governor Lee S. Dreyfus. In 1992, he was elected to the Court of Appeals. He remained in that position until 2004, when he was unseated by attorney Joan F. Kessler. Since his retirement from public service, Schudson has been a member of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Marquette University Law School, Lawrence University and Diego Portales University, as well as serving as a senior counsel with the firm von Briesen & Roper.

Over the course of his career, Schudson's opinion and expertise has been sought after in family law cases. He co-authored the book "On Trial: America's Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children", which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and was presented to each Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. While a prosecutor, he developed the first program devoted to battered women to be based in a prosecutor's office in the United States. This would lead to an appearance on The MacNeil-Lehrer Report. He also presented a paper on the subject to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Schudson has testified before United States congressional committees, including the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, on multiple matters involving family law. He has also received an award from the United States Department of Justice for his precedent-setting prosecutions of nursing home homicide and patient abuse and Medicaid fraud.


  1. ^ "Charles Benjamin Schudson". Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
  2. ^ "Charles B. Schudson". University of Wisconsin Law School. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2011-11-25.