July 22, 2016 – Milwaukee, WI – This afternoon, Governor Scott Walker announced that he is appointing attorney Dan Kelly to replace retiring Justice David Prosser on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Justice Prosser will officially retire on July 31st.
Reacting to the appointment, WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg released the following statement:
“I’ve known Dan a long time and enjoyed our personal and professional relationship. He is a very bright, capable attorney who believes in a judiciary that interprets the law objectively, fairly, and follows where the law might lead.
“His experience unquestioningly qualifies him for the Supreme Court where reason and sophisticated legal analysis guides public policy affecting nearly six million Wisconsinites.
“I wish him well and am confident that he will serve Wisconsin with distinction, treat those before the court fairly, and will certainly and quickly earn the respect of his colleagues.”