MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers announced today his appointment of Mark G. Schroeder to the Outagamie County Circuit Court. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Des Jardins. Schroeder will serve a term ending July 31, 2022.
“Mark Schroeder is a highly respected and hardworking court commissioner,” said Gov. Evers. “His deep understanding of the law and consistent, even-tempered approach to the courtroom will be an asset to the people of Outagamie County.”
Since 2014, Schroeder has served as a family court commissioner, where he presides over contested hearings regarding child support, child custody, property division in divorce proceedings, and domestic abuse and harassment injunctions. He has presided over more than 1,000 evidentiary hearings as a commissioner. Prior to that, he served as an assistant corporation counsel with Outagamie County from 2011 to 2014, and as an assistant district attorney with the Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office for eight years. As a prosecutor, Schroeder tried approximately 40 jury trials to verdict. He also worked in private practice.
“I am pleased that Gov. Evers has seen the exceptional skill set Mark Schroeder will bring to the bench,” said Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge Carrie Schneider.