William C. Griesbach

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William C. Griesbach
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Assumed office
October 31, 2012
Preceded by Charles N. Clevert Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Assumed office
May 1, 2002
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 114 Stat. 2762
Personal details
Born William C. Griesbach
1954 (age 62–63)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education Marquette University B.A.
Marquette University Law School J.D.

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

Education and career[edit]

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Griesbach received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University in 1976 and a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 1979. He was a law clerk to Judge Bruce F. Beilfuss, Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1979 to 1980. He was a staff attorney of United States 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.

District court service[edit]

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.

Notable case[edit]

On November 21, 2016, Judge Griesbach dissented when Circuit Judge Kenneth Francis Ripple, joined by District Judge Barbara Brandriff Crabb, found that the high number of wasted votes created by the 2011 Wisconsin State Assembly redistricting was unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles N. Clevert Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
2012–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Seat established by 114 Stat. 2762
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
2002–present