Danielle Shelton Announces Campaign for Judge
Milwaukee litigator has broad experience, is military veteran & single mom
MILWAUKEE—U.S. Army veteran, single mom, and experienced litigator Danielle Shelton announced today she will be a candidate for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge in Branch 40 in the spring 2019 election. Shelton currently works as an assistant state public defender, previously was a civil attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin, and spent many years working in the financial industry.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to be a strong, fair arbiter of justice on the Milwaukee County bench, and I look forward to earning the support of voters in the coming months,” said Shelton. “I’ve spent more than a decade in Milwaukee County courts and understand from long experience the challenges our community faces.”
After college, Danielle earned her Series 7 and 63 licenses and worked in the financial industry for many years. Then she entered law school at Marquette University, where she worked in the Mediation Clinic with former Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske.
“I know from personal experience the difficulty of raising a family on one income,” said Shelton. “We have had our challenges but we’ve overcome them, and I’ve helped other families with their challenges. I’ll bring that understanding to the Milwaukee bench.”
After earning her J.D., Danielle moved to France with her two daughters for a year, where she worked to help immigrant women become situated in the community. Upon her return to the U.S., Danielle worked as a Senior Law attorney with Legal Action of Wisconsin. For more than a decade she’s worked as an Assistant State Public Defender, and has become a well-known, respected litigator.
Her daughters are now adults and hold degrees from Loyola University Chicago, Brown University, and Johns Hopkins University. Danielle continues to live in Shorewood, where her daughters attended public school.
The election for Branch 40 will be held April 2, 2019, with a primary election on February 19 if necessary.
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Recent Press Releases by Danielle Shelton
"I am honored and humbled to have the support of Congresswoman Gwen Moore, a champion for our community."
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm Endorses Danielle Shelton in Race for Circuit Court JudgeDec 19th, 2018 by Danielle Shelton
"I am truly honored to have the endorsement and support of District Attorney John Chisholm."
Judges Rally Behind Danielle Shelton in Race for Milwaukee Circuit Court JudgeIN RACE FOR MILWAUKEE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGENov 16th, 2018 by Danielle Shelton
"It’s an honor to have the support of so many renowned leaders from across Milwaukee County who know what it takes to serve the court."