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Price County welcomes a new judge to the bench Submitted: 01/19/2018
Story By Phylicia Ashley

Price County welcomes a new judge to the bench
PRICE COUNTY - For the first time in more than three decades the Price County Circuit Court welcomed a new judge to take the bench Friday.
Family, friends and judges from all over northern Wisconsin attended the investiture ceremony for Judge Kevin Klein.

Klein grew up in Price County and practiced law for more than 36 years.
Klein had his own law practice and was the local bar President for Price County before becoming a judge.
"When you start out and you're young and eager to practice law, you're not thinking about many years later taking the bench. But in retrospect you can see how call those years fit together," said Klein. 


Attorney Paul Swanson went to law school with Klein at UW Madison.
Swanson said Klein's broad experience with criminal law, family law and more makes him a perfect fit for the position.

"Kevin is one of those rare individuals that has the skill set and experience to be circuit court judge," said Swanson.
Price County has just one judge.
Klein said he's honored to fill the role previously held by retired Judge Douglas Fox.




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