Glenn Yamahiro, a 1991 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, became Wisconsin's first Asian-American judge when he was appointed to the Milwaukee County bench by Gov. Jim Doyle in November.
Yamahiro replaces Jacqueline Schellinger in the position. He will be up for election in April 2004.
Yamahiro, who is Japanese-American, was born in Milwaukee and attended high school there. He has served in Wisconsin ever since his UW Law School graduation. After four years with the public defender's office, he formed a law partnership with two other former public defenders. He has worked for the Wisconsin Correctional Service monitoring defendants before trial, worked with the mentally ill, and taught emotionally disturbed children in the Milwaukee Public Schools.
Submitted by on December 30, 2003
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