Gov. Scott Walker appointed Keith A. Steckbauer to serve as a Waupaca County judge.
Steckbauer will replace retiring judge John Hoffmann on Branch II of the circuit court.
“Keith Steckbauer understands the legal issues facing families and businesses in Waupaca County, and he will combine that experience with a commitment to the Constitution and rule of law. I am confident he will serve the community well,” Walker said Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Steckbauer is owner of Steckbauer Law Firm, a general practice firm located in Dale. He just completed a one-year term as president of the Waupaca County Bar Association.
He is president of the New London School Board . Steckbauer also serves on the boards of directors for the New London Hospital, First State Bank, and New London United Methodist Church.
From 1997 to 2001, he was chairman of the town of Dale.
“As a 30-plus-year resident and business professional in Waupaca County, I have had the pleasure of working directly with attorney Steckbauer on a corporate board of directors as well as observed the positive impact he has made in our community through his service on both the New London School Board and the New London Family Medical Center Board,” Harry Radix, a New London banker, wrote in support of Steckbauer. “My observations of attorney Steckbauer are that he is always prepared, takes his role seriously, is a quick study, asks excellent and appropriate questions and understands the various sides of an issue. Mr. Steckbauer has an established law practice in the New London area and is a well-respected attorney.”
“Keith Steckbauer is able to see the bigger picture and he understands the complex nature of the interaction of people and the law. He is a creative, resourceful person who is able to synthesize ideas, identify possible solutions, and arrive at resolutions [after] deliberation. He is a thoughtful person able to arrive at reasoned decisions in the application of the law,” retired New London Schools administrator Bill Fitzpatrick said.
Steckbauer is a graduate of St. Norbert College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.