My name is Gregory B. Gill, Jr. and for the past nine years I have served as a Circuit Court Judge in Outagamie County. I was originally appointed to the position by Governor Walker, since then I have twice been reelected. In my position, I am part of a general rotation handling criminal, civil, family and juvenile matters. In addition, I am the presiding judge for the Outagamie County Mental Health Court and previously presided over the County’s Veteran’s Treatment Court as well. Aside from my day to day judicial duties, I have also been a part of various Court related committees and educational programs.
Prior to my time on the bench, I was most recently, a partner at my family’s law firm Gill & Gill, where I worked with my father and one of my younger brothers. My practice focused primarily on labor and employment law. Before my time in private practice, I was a law clerk for Federal District Court Judge William C. Griesbach. The time with Judge Griesbach occurred after starting my legal career on the Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office.
I attended law school at Marquette University, during which time I had an internship with the Honorable John L. Coffey of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
My undergraduate studies were held at the University of Wisconsin Madison. During my time at Madison, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the University’s Track and Field Team where I was blessed to be a two time Big 10 Champion and one time All-American in the Decathlon.
More important than my work and education however, are my family. I am blessed to have a wonderful wife to whom I have been married for fourteen years. I also have three children Maddie, Emma and Peyton.
In my time away from work, I have a strong belief in community involvement. I am currently on the Board of Directors for the Valley Kid’s Foundation (a non-profit organization aimed at helping local youth) as well as C.O.T.S (a transitional living facility located in Outagamie County). I have also been a volunteer coach for several youth sports teams, admittedly, my children are on the teams. My family also serves as a respite family though the Outagamie County Foster system.
Apart from the above, in my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting and fishing as well as music.
About the Third District Court of Appeals
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals is an intermediate appellate court which reviews contested decisions of the Wisconsin circuit courts. The Court of Appeals was created in August 1978 to alleviate the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s rising number of appellate cases.
The court’s jurisdiction includes: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Forest, Iron, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Shawano, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vilas and Washburn Counties. The district is headquartered in Wausau.