Governor Scott Walker Appoints Marathon County Judge

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

(Press Release) Governor Scott Walker has appointed Assistant District Attorney LaMont Jacobson to the Marathon County Circuit Court, Branch 3.

“Mr. Jacobson has dedicated thirty years to public service,” said Governor Walker. “His experience as an award-winning prosecutor and family court commissioner are outstanding preparation for the bench. I am confident he will be a fair and impartial judge who honors the Constitution and rule of law.”

The chief of police for the City of Wausau, Jeff Hardel, said of Jacobson: “He is the ‘go to’ guy for the District Attorney’s office. He has an outstanding work ethic, has superior knowledge of the law, has great court presence, and is highly ethical. LaMont is open, respectful, and has a great reputation in the community.”

Tammy Levit-Jones, a criminal-defense attorney in Wausau, wrote in support of Jacobson’s application: “Mr. Jacobson possesses the highest level of integrity and professionalism and I am certain he will carry these with him to the bench. In the 18 years I have known Mr. Jacobson, 17 of which I have practiced law either in the same office as an intern, or as an opponent, I can state that I have met few attorneys that have impressed me with his level of integrity, ethics, knowledge of the law and pragmatism.”

Since January 1989, Jacobson has worked as assistant district attorney for Marathon County. He previously served as assistant district attorney in Dunn County (1986-1988), district attorney for Vernon County (1985-1986), ad family court commissioner for Vernon County (1984-1986). He began his career with a private practice in civil, criminal, and family law in northern Wisconsin. Throughout his years of practice, Jacobson has tried approximately 500 cases to verdict, including approximately 100 jury trials. In 2009, he was selected as the Assistant DA of the Year by the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association. In 2008, he and then-District Attorney Jill Falstad won the team award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Jacobson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (1976) and University of Minnesota School of Law (1979). He has lived in Wausau for the past twenty years with his wife Anne and their three children. They are members of Wesley United Methodist Church and the Wausau Youth Soccer Association.

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