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Annette Ziegler

Annette K. Ziegler (born 1964) is an American attorney and judge. She is currently a junior justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


Ziegler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Psychology from Hope College, and a law degree from Marquette University.

She was admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar in 1989. While in law school she was a staff editor of the law review, as well as a recipient of the Dean's Award.

Before serving in the judiciary, Ziegler worked as a Federal Criminal Prosecutor, and an Assistant United States Attorney, in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. She was also a pro bono Special Assistant District Attorney in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. In private practice, she was a civil private practice attorney for several years at the law firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman & DeJong, SC.

In 1997, Ziegler was appointed by then-Gov. Tommy Thompson to the Washington County Circuit Court. She won a full term to that seat by election in 1998 and was re-elected in 2004. She then chose to run for election to the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Jon P. Wilcox.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidacy

Ziegler and fellow candidate Linda Clifford won the two berths in the primary voting in February.

The campaign was a contentious one; Clifford contended Ziegler ruled in cases where she was unable to be objective. Ziegler contended Clifford had never been a judge and would be ill-prepared to do so; she also raised concerns about two of Clifford's campaign workers misrepresenting themselves to law enforcement officials. On April 3, 2007, Ziegler defeated Clifford in the election, 58% to Clifford's 42%.

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