By Judge Andrew Jones
I wanted to become a judge in Milwaukee County because I believe strongly in the role of our courts in serving the ends of justice in our community.
Trial judges are the backbone of our legal system. Their independence, fairness, and faithful application of the law to all who appear before them are what make our justice system function and are crucial to preserving the public’s faith in the courts.
As someone who was born and raised in Milwaukee by two dedicated public servants, and as the father of two teenage daughters, I am committed to doing all that I can to ensure that the public’s trust in our judicial system only grows through my service as a judge.
I had 24 years of courtroom experience at every level of the state and federal judicial systems before I took the bench. I sat on the boards of directors of two major law firms as a practicing lawyer, and I also served for over a decade in various leadership roles in my firm’s diversity, recruiting, mentoring, and attorney development programs. I personally served as a mentor to numerous young lawyers at my firm.
I currently sit on the board of the Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation, which helps fund and oversee the Milwaukee Justice Center, which utilizes volunteers to address the unmet legal needs of Milwaukee County’s low-income, unrepresented litigants. I also sit on the board of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, a leading hunger relief organization in Wisconsin. I volunteer as a mentor through the federal bar association in Milwaukee, and I have long served at a downtown soup kitchen.
As a law student, I clerked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and interned with Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
Now that I am a judge, I am fully committed to serving all residents of Milwaukee County, fairly and impartially applying the law to everyone who comes before me, without exception. My experience and work as a practicing lawyer and a judge have earned broad support for my candidacy among my fellow judges and other community members.
As a sitting judge, I am very grateful to have the opportunity to contribute in such a meaningful way to our judicial system and the community as a whole.
I would be honored to continue to serve the people of Milwaukee County as the judge in Branch 40, and I humbly ask for your support on April 2.
To learn more about my campaign, visit https://www.judgeandrewjones.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.