Walker names his chief attorney to appellate court

Gov. Scott Walker has tapped his chief attorney to serve as a state appeals court judge.

Walker announced Friday that he had appointed Brian Hagedorn to replace Judge Richard Brown on the 2nd District Court of Appeals. Brown plans to retire on Aug. 1 after 37 years on the bench.

Hagedorn currently serves as chief legal counsel in Walker’s officer. He has previously served as an assistant attorney general with the state Department of Justice, as an attorney with Foley and Lardner in Milwaukee and as a state Supreme Court law clerk.

He graduated from Northwestern University School of Law.