Hon. Marshall Murray

Marshall B. Murray formerly served as the Presiding Judge in the Children’s Court Division, Presiding Judge of the Milwaukee County Domestic Violence Courts and Family Court Division. He now serves as the Presiding Judge in the Probate/Civil Court Division. Appointed to the bench by Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson in November of 1999 and elected to the Circuit Court in 2000, he previously served as a Milwaukee County Judicial Court Commissioner from 1996 – 1999 and in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office as Head of the Domestic Violence Unit from 1992–1996.

Judge Murray has spoken extensively throughout the nation on the topic of Domestic Violence. He also served as a member of the Wisconsin Sentencing Commission. He is a lecturer and board member of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Assault in Austin, Texas, and a national advisor to the Battered Women’s Justice Project. Judge Murray served as a member of the Wisconsin Sentencing Commission. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and member of the faculty of the NCJFCJ Institutes (National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law and Annual Conference of the NCJFCJ). He has presented on the issues of Domestic Violence, Teen Dating Violence, and Child Abuse both nationally and internationally. He is a lecturer for Futures Without Violence’s I-LED Program (Institute for Leadership in Education Development). Judge Murray was a lead teacher and tutor for KAPLAN, Inc. for at least 24 years, where he instructed students on test taking skills for the LSAT, ACT, MCAT, and GMAT. He has recently returned to teaching for KAPLAN. Judge Murray retired as the Program Administrator of the Region II Boys and Girls Soccer Olympic Development Program, after volunteering there for 12 years.

Judge Murray graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, MA with a B.A. in Political Science and attained his J.D. in 1986 from New England School of Law in Boston, MA. Judge Murray is a member in good standing with the Wisconsin and Massachusetts Bar Associations.