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Emergency measures are in place due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The department objectives are to successfully process all responsibilities in an accurate, timely, and efficient manner, as the work affects every justice system agency.  Outcomes are measured by the effective management of all business functions for the courts including custodian of the record, custodian of the electronic record, management of the jury system, responsibility for all court system finances in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and court administration serving three circuit court judges, family court commissioner, small claims court commissioners and circuit court commissioners.

Clerk of Circuit Court

Karen J.Hepfler

(715) 726-7758

Chief Deputy

Kendra Thorson


Account Technician

Karen Cummings


Deputy Clerk            Renee DeSantis


Deputy Clerk

Maria Irwin


Deputy Clerk Erica Larson  
Deputy Clerk Hera Novak  

Deputy Clerk

Cary Sherman


Deputy Clerk

Audrey Stowell


Deputy Clerk Whitney Wallace  

Branch 1

Judge Steven Gibbs


Branch 1 Judicial Assistant

Kriss Anderson

(715) 726-7781

Branch 2

Judge James Isaacson


Branch 2 Judicial Assistant

Jennifer Lee

(715) 726-7783

Branch 3

Judge Steven Cray


Branch 3 Judicial Assistant

Jennifer Lee or Kriss Anderson

(715) 738-7300

Family Court Commissioner: Robert Ferg

Small Claims Court Commissioners: Benjamin Lane, David H. Raihle, Jr. 

Court Commissioners: David Czech, Kari Hoel, Benjamin Lane, David Raihle, Jr.