|Current Court Information:|
|Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III|
|Past position:||Barron County Circuit Court|
|Born:||February 18, 1948|
|Bachelors:||Marquette University, 1970|
|Law School:||University of Akron School of Law, 1974|
Brunner graduated from St. Charles Borromeo College, Wickleffe, Ohio (1966-1967); Marquette University, B.A. (1970); and the University of Akron School of Law, J.D. (1974).
Brunner began his legal career in 1970 as the Assistant Regional Director of Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Services in Akron, OH. In 1974, he became the Executive Director of Youth Services in Loraine, where he worked until 1977, when he moved to become Corporation Counsel to the Department of Human Services in Barron County. He then worked as an attorney in the private sector from 1979 to 1988. Also during this time, from 1981 to 1988, he was an elected Rice Lake City Attorney. He became a Barron County Circuit Court Judge in 1988 and worked in this position until he joined the Courts of Appeal in 2007. He also served as Deputy Chief Judge (1996-1999) and then Chief Judge (1999-2005) of the 10th Judicial District.
Brunner was responsible for the introduction of restorative justice to Barron County in 1998. That year, the Barron County Restorative Justice Programs, Inc. was launched in an effort to mobilize greater community resources in partnership with government resources.
- "Judge Brunner's initiatives such as promoting restorative justice and improving relations between state and tribal courts are recognized as national models. His dedication to community collaboration and outreach is recognized not only by his colleagues within the courts but by the many community and public agency leaders who wrote letters in support of his nomination." -NCSC President Mary Campbell McQueen in a press release
- Wisconsin Court of Appeals
- Restorative Justice
- Barron County Restorative Justice Programs, Inc. Website
- National Center for State Courts Rehnquist Award Press Release
- Official Wisconsin Court System website
|District II:||Richard Brown • Lisa Neubauer • Paul Reilly • Mark Gundrum •|