Announcement of Daniel Diehn
I am announcing my intent to seek the Judicial vacancy caused by the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Thomas E. Lister. I am a graduate of Black RiverFallsHigh School, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the Arizona State University College of Law.
Following my graduation from LawSchool, I held a one year clerkship for the Honorable Edward C. Voss of the Arizona Court of Appeals. I returned to Black River Falls in 1996 and started my own law practice. I have lived here ever since with my wife, Heather, and two daughters, Maddie and Bailey.
In 1999, I was elected Black River Falls City Attorney in a four person race. I have served as the City's attorney since 1999. In addition to my duties as City Attorney, I have helped area residents with a wide range of legal issues. I am experienced in family law and divorce, criminal defense, real estate, estate planning, and civil litigation. In 2008, I was appointed as a Court Commissioner for Jackson County by the Honorable Gerald Laabs. I was subsequently re-appointed by the Honorable Thomas E. Lister. In this role, I have exercised judicial authorities to assist the Circuit Court Judge. In 2011, I also earned a Family Mediation Certificate through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I serve on the Jackson County Courthouse Security Committee and the Steering Committee for the Jackson County Treatment Court. I am also a former director of the Jackson County Teen Court Program.
I have also been very active in our community. I am the current President of the Friends Sharing Food Program, am on the Advisory Council of the Jackson County Boys and Girls Club, and am a former member of Rotary Club. I have also been a volunteer Mock Trial Coach at Melrose-Mindoro High School, a youth hockey, soccer and softball coach and volunteer youth mentor.
Throughout my legal career, I have worked hard to help people with their difficult legal issues. I have prided myself on establishing a reputation for integrity, honesty and professionalism. I have always tried to treat everyone involved, including those on the other sides of cases, with respect.
I look forward to continuing to serve the people of JacksonCounty as Circuit Court Judge. As your next Judge, I will work tirelessly to promote the values of fairness and justice in Jackson County. The volume of cases in JacksonCounty requires that we find ways to improve the Court's efficiency while upholding the Court's obligation to provide justice and the protection of the law.