Governor Scott Walker recently announced the appointment of former Outagamie County District Attorney Vincent Biskupic to fill the vacancy left by Judge Dee R. Dyer.
“Vincent Biskupic is an accomplished attorney with a broad spectrum of experience,” said Walker. “I am confident his intellect, work ethic, and strong commitment to the rule of law will enable him to serve the people of Outagamie County well.”
Biskupic has broad experience as a prosecutor and in private practice, including more than 120 jury trials. He served as a law clerk to federal District Court Judge Robert W. Warren, and as a prosecutor in Winnebago and Outagamie Counties, serving as Outagamie County District Attorney from 1994 to 2003. Since 2003, he has been in private practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, and now at his own firm in Appleton.
Award-winning trial attorney John C. Peterson, who has litigated with and against Biskupic, commented, “Attorney Biskupic’s legal background includes a very good balance of work on plaintiff and defense matters in both the civil and criminal court forums. I know first-hand that he has the experience, temperament and professionalism to be an outstanding judge.”
Congressman Reid Ribble stated, “I have long been aware of Attorney Biskupic’s successful work as an advocate for crime victims in Outagamie County. He has had a long track record of accomplishments in our area courtrooms. Also, I am personally aware of his dedicated community work outside of court on behalf of underserved segments of our population. I believe he will be a great circuit court judge for all of the citizens of Outagamie County.”
Current Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schnieder commented, “[Biskupic] is a person who has demonstrated exceptional work ethic, utmost professionalism, and unwavering commitment to his profession and the community he serves. He would truly be an asset to the citizens of Outagamie County and the legal community in his role as Circuit Court Judge.”
Biskupic’s longstanding reputation in Outagamie County has generated extensive support for him among law enforcement officers, attorneys, business leaders, and members of the judiciary. More than 20 letters of support were received on his behalf.
Biskupic earned his J.D. from DePaul Law School in December of 1988 and his B.S. from Marquette University in May of 1986. He and his wife Laura have been married for 28 years and they have four children. They have resided in Appleton for more than 25 years.