City Times Staff
Gov. Scott Walker on Monday announced his choice to fill a vacancy in Portage County Circuit Court.
Lawyer Robert Shannon, a Stevens Point native, has been chosen as the county’s newest judge. Shannon fills a vacancy left by Judge John V. Finn, who retired earlier this year.
In a news release from Walker’s office, the governor said Shannon demonstrated not only a “long history of service” to Portage County, but also a strong dedication to the United States Constitution.
Shannon will fill the vacancy through the April election. Whether he would run for a full six-year term was not immediately known.
Shannon has practiced general litigation in both criminal and administrative law, and later in his career focused on complex civil litigation cases in both state and federal courts. He also has experience litigating at the trial and appellate level in the areas of insurance defense, products liability and insurance disputes.
Shannon has spent the entirety of his legal career at the Stevens Point firm Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes and Golla, where he was named partner in 1998.
Shannon received his law school degree from the Marquette University School of Law in 1989, and lives in Stevens Point with his wife Ann.