Personnel File

Cedric Cornwall

Official Biography

Cedric S. Cornwall has lived in Milwaukee County for 30 years and practiced law here for 27 years. A graduate of Marquette University Law School, he currently serves as a Milwaukee County Judicial Court Commissioner, where he presides over hearings in Children’s Court, Small Claims Court, Intake Court, Preliminary Hearing Court, and Traffic Court. Assigned to the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center, he also conducts settlement conferences, delinquency hearings, and permanency plan review hearings.

Commissioner Cornwall previously served as a Manager for the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission and in the Trial Division of the Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender, and was a partner in the Law Offices of Cornwall, Rhiel, and Yamahiro and in the small private firm he founded in 1999, where he gained extensive trial experience in criminal, juvenile, traffic, and supervision revocation cases. Commissioner Cornwall lives in Wauwatosa with his wife, Andrea, and their two daughters.

A member of the Office of Lawyer Regulation District II Committee, the Wisconsin Association of Judicial Court Commissioners, the Milwaukee Bar Association, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers, Commissioner Cornwall is also active in his community.  He serves on the boards of the Marquette University Law School Alumni Association, the Wisconsin Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and Word of Hope Ministries. He also volunteers for a number of community organizations, including the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament, the New Concept Self Development Center, the Swan Park Neighborhood Association, and the Tosa Kickers Soccer Club.

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Judge Wales demonstrates depth and strength of campaign with key endorsements
Press Release

Judge Wales demonstrates depth and strength of campaign with key endorsements

Wales campaign announces additional endorsements.

Plenty of Horne: Get Your Vote On
Plenty of Horne

Get Your Vote On

Early voting already underway for spring election, and memorials planned for Debra Usinger and Donna Schlieman.

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Plenty of Horne

Owner of Strad Violin Tips Her Identity

The violin's owner was at the scene of the crime and signed her first name to a message published by Frank Almond.

Milwaukee Police Association Endorses Commissioner Cedric Cornwall for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 32
Press Release

Milwaukee Police Association Endorses Commissioner Cedric Cornwall for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 32

The Milwaukee Police Association has endorsed Commissioner Cedric Cornwall for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 32. It will be the County’s only contested judicial race during the spring elections on April 1st.

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

The Other Mandela

The Other Mandela

The fundraiser for Rep. Mandela Barnes, just two days before his namesake Nelson Mandela died, had a big turnout.

Plenty of Horne: Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless
Plenty of Horne

Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless

Finally, the line will get Wi-Fi (we hope), but Milwaukee's Amtrak station still lacks it.

Commissioner Cedric Cornwall Announces Campaign Kick-Off Event
Press Release

Commissioner Cedric Cornwall Announces Campaign Kick-Off Event

Candidate for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge to Launch Campaign on November 20

Plenty of Horne: Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings
Plenty of Horne

Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings

The city hasn't allocated money to maintain them. Should the nearby Business Improvement District adopt them?