Appleton attorney Yadira Rein likely first person of color appointed judge in Outagamie County

APPLETON – (Appleton Post-Crescent) Press Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Yadira Rein, an Appleton-based attorney, to serve as a circuit court judge in Outagamie County.

Rein will fill a vacancy created by the departure of Greg Gill, who was recently elected to the Third District Court of Appeals. She’s likely the first person of color to serve as judge in Outagamie County, according to a news release, and will serve a term that ends July 31, 2022.

Rein is an attorney at McCarty Law, where she focuses on issues related to family law, including divorce, custody and placement, as well as child support, paternity and guardianships.

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“The people of Outagamie County and Wisconsin deserve judges who apply the law fairly and equally,” Evers said. “Yadira Rein will do just that. Her experiences and values will make her an excellent judge.”

Rein, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said she was “honored and humbled” by the appointment.

“I am committed to maintaining the integrity of our judicial system by treating every individual with respect, each case with impartiality and upholding the rule of law by imparting justice to all,” she said.