Hon. Ann Walsh Bradley
Vice Chairman of the Board and Director
Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Justice Bradley was first elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1995. Prior to serving on the state’s highest court, she served as a circuit court judge for ten years. During her tenure on the circuit court she served as a judge of general jurisdiction.
Justice Bradley was appointed a Uniform Law Commissioner in 2004 and is active on the Joint Editorial Board on International Law of the Uniform Law Commission and the International Section of the American Bar Association. In her work with the Uniform Law Commission she is engaged in study committees regarding Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the Recovery of Stolen Cultural and Artistic Property.
She also is an elected member of the American Law Institute and her service on boards and councils includes the Federal-State Judicial Council, Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Judges, and the University of Wisconsin Law School Board of Visitors.
Prior to her career in the law Justice Bradley was a high school teacher and her interest in teaching has continued throughout her judicial career. She has served as an Associate Dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College and also has presented seminars on behalf of the Asia Law Initiative of the American Bar Association (Philippines), the International Judicial Academy (Argentina), and the International Finance Corporation (Azerbaijan).
As a result of past statewide educational efforts, Justice Bradley received the American Judicature Society Harley Award. She currently serves as the State Coordinator for iCivics, an educational program initiated by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.