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New Judge Named For Marathon County


A new judge will be taking the bench in Marathon County.

Governor Tony Evers has announced he is appointing Suzanne O’Neill as Marathon County Circuit Court judge. The appointment will fill a vacancy created by Judge Jill Falstad’s’s retirement on July 3.

Governor Evers says O’Neill has a wealth of experience, having served in the State Public Defender’s Office for almost 30 years. 

O’Neill has been a public defender in Marathon County since 1991. 

Retiring Judge Jill Falstad said O’Neill is uniquely qualified to serve as a judge in Marathon County, calling her an extremely competent courtroom attorney. 

O’Neill said she was humbled and honored by the appointment. 

O’Neill earned her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. She received the Leaders in the Law Award from the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2018.

John Burton is the WXPR Morning Edition Host.
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