The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently appointed Maxine White, a judge with more than 30 years of judicial experience, as the new Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals,  effective August 1, 2023.  She is the first woman of color to serve on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.  She was appointed to the appeals court on January 16, 2020, after serving as a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge  from 1992, during which time she also served as Chief Judge of the First Judicial District.

Judge White graduated from Alcorn State University, received a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor from Marquette Law School.