Zach Whitney
Press Release

Zach Whitney Announces Candidacy for Milwaukee Circuit Court

Litigator, former ADA, and Milwaukee resident running for Branch 5

By - Oct 7th, 2019 07:04 am

MILWAUKEE – Zach Whitney, litigator and former Assistant District Attorney, today announced his candidacy for Branch 5 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court:

Whitney stated, “I’m proud to call Milwaukee County my home, where my children attend Milwaukee Public Schools and where I have devoted myself to our community in the courtroom. I served eight years as a Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney. As a prosecutor I focused on combating gun crimes and domestic violence. I was a powerful voice for our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Like many others raising a family, I was forced by Act 10 to leave public service for the private sector. In my current position I am privileged to help a variety of clients, including many small businesses, navigate the complexities of our court system. The citizens of Milwaukee County deserve someone with my experience and dedication, who is a member of our community, to stand for what’s right in our courts.

“Today I’m announcing my candidacy for Branch 5 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court because it’s time our county moves forward in a strong, progressive direction. In addition to many supporters in the legal community and beyond, I’m honored to have former Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Mary M. Kuhnmuench serve as my campaign co-chair.”

Added Judge Kuhnmuench, “I served Milwaukee County residents as a Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge in Branch 5 for over two decades. I know what it takes to make a difference in our community. Attorney Zach Whitney is raising his family in Milwaukee and has been an asset to our legal community for years. That’s why I’m enthusiastically supporting Zach for Branch 5 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.”

Zach is a shareholder at Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. He is a former law clerk to the Hon. John L. Coffey, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a former Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney, where he prosecuted violent crimes. Since entering private practice, he focuses on business and commercial clients. He and his wife, Madeline, live with their two children in Milwaukee’s Jackson Park neighborhood. The primary election will be held Tuesday, February 18 and the general election Tuesday, April 7, 2020. To learn more about Zach, visit

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