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Angela B. Bartell


• B.A. Psychology and German, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1969)

• J.D. University of Wisconsin Law School (1971)
     Summa Cum Laude
     Order of Coif
     Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review
     Salmon Dalberg Award (To outstanding graduating student, 1970-71
     Daniel Grady Award (To graduating student with highest academic standing)
     Joseph E. Davies Prize (For scholarship and contribution to the life of the law school)

Legal Experience
• Bartell Dispute Services, 2008 to date
• Certified Neutral, American Arbitration Association
• Chief Judge, Fifth Judicial District, 1982-88
• Dane County Circuit Judge, 1978-2008
     Judge Bartell was appointed to the Dane County bench by Acting Governor Martin Schreiber in January of 1978, and elected to five consecutive six-year terms
• Private Practitioner/Partner, La Follette Sinykin Law Firm (now Godfrey & Kahn)
     General private practice in areas of family law, probate, guardianships, juvenile law, bankruptcy, contracts, foreclosures, sex and employment discrimination, real estate transactions, administrative law, civil rights, tax debt collection, trial and appellate experience in State and Federal court systems
• Law Clerk to the late Hon. James E. Doyle, Federal District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1971-72
• Law Intern, Wisconsin Department of Justice, 1970

Professional Associations and Activities
• Associate Dean, Wisconsin Judicial College, 1999-2005
     Appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to oversee and serve as permanent teaching faculty at Wisconsin’s nationally recognized “college for judges” designed to increase the practical learning opportunities for all judges in evidence, motion practice, punitive damages and summary judgment practice
• Member, State Bar Committee on Judicial Selection (Increasing Diversity), 1999-2000
• Member, Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, 1992-2002
• Judicial Editor, Wisconsin Bench Book Project, 1980-1992
     Created and oversaw publication of the award-winning 3-volume practical guide for veteran and novice Wisconsin circuit judges regarding all types of proceedings coming before the general jurisdiction trial courts
• Advisor/Editor, State Bar Civil Forms Manual, 1991-98, 2006-08
     This practical how-to book is designed to help Wisconsin attorneys by providing annotated sample forms for every stage of civil litigation
• Delegate to National Conference of State Trial Judges, 1984-87
• Member, Board of Directors of the Public Mediation Center, Madison, Wisconsin, 1980-81
• Member, Board of Bar Commissioners, 1976-78
• Member, Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility Board, 1977-78
• President, Young Lawyers Association of Wisconsin, 1974-75
• Vice-Chair, Rules and Practice Committee, Bar Association of Seventh Federal Circuit, 1975
• Lecturer, UW Law School, 1977-2000
     Subjects taught: Judicial decision making, real estate transactions, alternatives to probate, preparation of a civil case, trial of a civil case, motion practice, trial of a criminal case
• Lecturer, National Judicial College, Reno NV, 1994
     "Decision Making in the Trial Court"
• Member, Dane County Bar Association
• Legal Association for Women of Dane County
• State Bar of Wisconsin
• American Bar Foundation
• American Law Institute


• “Facing Technology with Our Eyes Open”
     Wisconsin Bar Bulletin, August, 1984

• “The Wisconsin Legislature: 130 Years of the People’s Business”
     Wisconsin Bar Bulletin, 1977
• “Habeas Corpus: Past, Present and Future”
     Comment, Wisconsin Law Review, 1971

Awards and Honors

• Elected Fellow, Wisconsin Bar Foundation, 2012

• State Bar of Wisconsin 2011 Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award

• Rated a “top lawyer” in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Madison Magazine, January 2009

• Margo Melli Award, Legal Association for Women of Dane County, 2005

• Voted “Best Judge” by Madison Magazine Readership, 1985-89

• Who’s Who in America

• Elected Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1995
• Elected Member, American Law Institute, 1994
• Shield Award, Delta Gamma Fraternity, 1980
     Recognizes distinguished achievement through professional and volunteer services to the community

Community Activities

• Member, Board of Curators, Wisconsin State Historical Society, 2009-
• Chair, Board of Directors of United Way of Dane County, 2000-01
• Member, Board of Directors of United Way of Dane County, 1996-2001
• Judge, Semifinals of High School Mock Trial, Wisconsin Bar Foundation, 1990-2000
• Discussion Leader: Law Enforcement and Justice, Leadership Greater Madison, 1994
• Member, Rotary Club of Madison, 1987- (President, 2003-04)
• Trustee, Madison Rotary Foundation, 1997-2000
• President, Friends of WHA-TV, 1978-79
• Vice-Chair, Committee on Child Advocacy, White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1970





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