In Milwaukee County we get a new small claims/eviction judge each year around August 1st or so. Most judicial rotations are three years long but for some reason — possibly the high volume, tediousness, pro se litigants, stress level — the small claims judge rotates every year.
Milwaukee County’s new small claims/eviction judge effective July 27, 2012, will be Mary M. Kuhnmuench. Judge Kuhnmuench is currently completing her rotation in criminal misdemeanor court.
Judge Kuenhmuench was elected in 1998, and re-elected in both 2004 and 2010. Prior to being a judge she was an Assistant City Attorney in Milwaukee, an in-house corporate attorney at A.O. Smith and and adjunct professor of business law at Alverno College.