biography-photoJustice Ann Walsh Bradley

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley was elected to the Supreme Court in 1995 and re-elected in 2005.

A native of Richland Center, Wis., Justice Bradley received a bachelor’s degree from Webster University in St. Louis. She was a high school teacher before entering the UW Law School, where she earned her law degree.

Justice Bradley was in private practice until becoming a circuit court judge in Marathon County in 1985. She is a winner of the American Judicature Society’s Harley Award, a national honor that is reserved for judges whose outstanding efforts and long-term contributions have resulted in substantial improvements to the justice system.

Justice Bradley is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Judicial Academy and has served as a lecturer for both the Academy and the American Bar Association’s Asia Law Initiative. Currently she serves as the state co-chair of iCivics, serves as the North American delegate to the Board of Directors of the International Women Judges Association, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute as well as a member of the American Judicature Society, the State Bar Bench-Bar Committee, the Board of Visitors of the UW Law School, the Judicial Conference Executive Committee, and the Federal-State Judicial Council. She is a past associate dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College and has formerly served as a Commissioner of the National Conference on Uniform Laws, Chair of the Wisconsin Rhodes Scholarship Committee, and a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Council.