Hon. Thomas Walsh

AAML-WI Member/President
Brown County Circuit Court
100 South Jefferson Street P.O. Box 23600
Green Bay, WI, 53405-3600
(920) 448-4112 | (920) 448-4156 (FAX)

Past AAML & Organizational Positions

  • Wisconsin Judicial College Faculty Member (2019-present)
  • Chair, State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section (2010-2011)
  • Wisconsin Journal of Family Law (Editor in Chief 2008-2010 and 2019-present)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Wisconsin Chapter (President 2017-2019)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts -Wisconsin Chapter (Vice-President 2017-present)

Current Positions

  • Brown County Circuit Court Judge, Branch II (elected 2012)
  • Vice-President, AAML Wisconsin Chapter
  • State of Wisconsin Child Support Advisory Panel (2015)


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (since 2010)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (since 2014)
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2019)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy (Judicial Fellow in Family and Civil litigation)
  • Wisconsin Bar Association since 1993
  • Minnesota Bar Association since 1992

CLE Participation

  • Presented at many Judicial Education Conferences and Seminars on various topics.


  • Improve Courthouse Security: Screen All Visitors, 92 Wisconsin Lawyer 32 (April 2019)
  • Frozen in Time: Criminal Justice System & Public Defender Pay, 91 Wisconsin Lawyer 28 (June 2018)
  • Out of Sync: Assistive Reproductive Technology & Parentage Law, 90 Wisconsin Lawyer 18 (May 2017)
  • Heroin's Impact on Wisconsin's Criminal Justice System, 89 Wisconsin Lawyer 32 (Jan. 2016).
  • Adults Only: Returning 17 Year Olds to Juvenile Court, 87 Wisconsin Lawyer 38 (November 2014)
  • Surrogacy Law Still Uncertain, 87 Wisconsin Lawyer 28 (March 2014)
  • The Law of the Family in Cambodia: Assessing Cambodia's Law on Marriage and the Family, 8 Regent Journal of International Law 137 (2012)
  • Wisconsin's Undeveloped Surrogacy Law, 85 Wisconsin Lawyer 16 (March 2012)
  • The Law of the Family in Vietnam: Assessing the Marriage and Family Law of Vietnam, 42 California Western International Law Journal 61 (Fall 2011)
  • Advancing the Interests of South Africa's Children: A Look at the Best Interests of Children Under South Africa's Children's Act, 19 Michigan State University Journal of International Law 201 (Spring 2011)
  • The Confrontation Clause After Crawford v. Washington: Clarifying the Meaning of Testimonial Statements in Criminal Trials, 85 The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 163(Winter 2008)
  • The Rise and Fall of An Archetype: Revisions to the "Wisconsin Model" Child Support Guidelines, 36 The University of Memphis Law Review 1013 Summer 2006)
  • Termination of Parental Rights and the Family Law Attorney, 26 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 106 (2006)
  • Wiretapped Conversations and the Family Practitioner, 24 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 2 (April 2004)
  • In the Interest of a Child: A Comparative Look at the Treatment of Children Under Wisconsin and Minnesota Custody Statutes, 85 Marquette Law Review 929 (Summer 2002)
  • The Clock is Ticking: Do the Time Limits in Wisconsin's Termination of Parental Rights Cases Serve the Best Interests of Children?, 83 Marquette Law Review 743 (Summer 2000)
  • On the Abolition of Man: A Discussion of the Moral and Legal Issues Surrounding the Death Penalty, 44 Cleveland State Law Review 1 (1996)
  • The Limits and Possibilities of Gun Control, 23 Capital University Law Review 3 (1994)
  • Education as a Fundamental Right Under the United States Constitution, 29 Willamette Law Review 279 (1993)
  • Computer Software and the Uniform Commercial Code: Are Software Transactions Covered by Article 2?, 8 Minnesota State Bar Association Computer Law Section News 22 (Summer 1991)
  • No Taxation Without Representation . . . Unless Desegregation: The Power of Federal Courts to Order Tax Increases to Desegregate Schools: Missouri v. Jenkins (1991)
  • The Chronology: The Documented Day-By-Day Account of the Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Contras, Assistant Editor, Published by Warner Books (1987)