About Marilyn Townsend

Marilyn Townsend to Dane County Circuit Court

Judicial Experience

  • Municipal Judge since 2012; elected three times
  • As Municipal Judge, has overseen and decided more than 3,000 cases
  • Proven record as a fair, impartial Judge

Legal Experience

  • 35 years as an attorney, expertise in civil rights and employment cases
  • Appeared at all levels of Wisconsin Courts, including the Supreme Court
  • Diverse legal experience in private practice, as a member of a firm, and as a staff attorney for a labor union
  • Volunteer Attorney at the Unemployment Compensation Appeals Clinic (1989-present)
  • Volunteer Attorney at the Veterans Law Clinic (2012-present)

Legal and Community Involvement

  • Elected representative in Shorewood Hills Village Government (1999-2012)
  • Member, Dane County NAACP Criminal Justice Committee
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Past President, Legal Association for Women
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