Gov. Evers Appoints Trammell and Conway Judges
 awesome responsibility of positively contributing to the judiciary.”

“Dane County is fortunate to have Nia Trammell join the other excellent Dane County circuit court judges,” said Judge (Ret.) Paul Higginbotham.
“Nia's vast experience as an attorney, community activist, administrative law judge, and most recently as deputy secretary of a state administrative
agency has prepared her for the important job of being a judge. Nia's passion for justice and fairness for all people, but especially for the
marginalized citizens of this community, is well known. She has worked hard as a member of the Urban League of Greater Madison's board of
directors on social justice issues and on improving the lives of African Americans in Dane County. I have no doubt, that as a judge, Nia will listen
closely, bring a strong sense of fairness and justice, and an excellent understanding of the law and courtroom know-how to the bench. Kudos go
to Gov. Evers for this great appointment.”
MADISON — Gov. Evers today announced two more appointments to the Dane County Circuit Court.
Nia Trammell
(left) will serve on Branch 6, replacing Judge Shelly Gaylord. David Conway will serve on
Branch 17, replacing Judge Peter Anderson. With these appointments, Gov. Evers has appointed five
judges to the Dane County Circuit Court. Trammell will be the sixth Black woman to serve as a judge
in Wisconsin history, and the first Black woman in Wisconsin to serve as a judge outside of Milwaukee

“As we’ve seen repeatedly this year, we need a strong, independent judiciary to protect constitutional
rights and treat everyone fairly, regardless of background,” said Gov. Evers. “Both Trammell and
Conway are talented attorneys who have dedicated their lives to serving the community. They will be
excellent judges.”
Trammell is the deputy secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
She previously was a senior administrative law judge for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce
Development and an attorney in private practice. She served as chair of the board of directors for the
Urban League of Greater Madison and a commissioner on the City of Madison Equal Opportunities
Commission. Trammell earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin
– Madison.

“I am truly grateful to Gov. Evers for this extraordinary opportunity to serve Dane County as a circuit
court judge,” said Trammell. “I am keenly aware of the important role that the court plays in our
community and the difference that judges can make in administering justice. I look forward to the