William Eich

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William Eich
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Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals
In office
Appointed by Tony Earl
Judge of the Wisconsin Circuit Court
In office
Appointed by Patrick Lucey
Personal details
Born Park Ridge, Illinois

William Eich is a former Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.


Eich was born in Park Ridge, Illinois. He graduated from Beloit College and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Eich and his wife, Lynne, have four children.[1]


After practicing with a private law firm in Madison, Wisconsin, Eich served as an Assistant and Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin with Attorneys General Bronson La Follette and Robert W. Warren. In 1971, Governor Patrick Lucey appointed Eich as Chairman of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Lucey later appointed Eich to be a Judge of the Wisconsin Circuit Court in 1975. Eich was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Governor Tony Earl in 1985. He later became Chief Judge in 1989 and remained in that position until 1998 before retiring in 2000. Since retiring from full-time judicial service, he has remained a reserve judge for the Circuit Court and served as a legal advisor to the Wisconsin State Journal.


  1. ^ "William Eich". Wisconsin Court System. Retrieved 2011-11-26.