MADISON (WKOW) — Justice Brian Hagedorn is being sworn in Wednesday at the state Capitol in Madison.
He replaces retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Wisconsin’s longest serving justice and the high court’s first female member.
Hagedorn has had a meteoric rise. Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker appointed him as an appellate judge in 2015 before he went on to win his position on the high court via election this spring.
He’s one of 86 judicial appointments Walker made during his two terms and one of three Walker allies serving on the high court. Walker appointed Dan Kelly to the court in 2016 and Rebecca Bradley in 2015.