Dowse appointed full-time court commissioner

Rebecca Matoska-Mentink, Clerk of Circuit Court has made the following announcement:

Local attorney Geoffrey Dowse has been named by the Circuit Court Judges as Kenosha Circuit Court’s newest full-time court commissioner. Dowse will replace retired Court Commissioner John C. Plous, who retired on December 28, 2012. He will begin this position on March 4. Dowse has been a supplemental court commissioner since his appointment in 1986, sitting for court commissioners on a per diem basis. A graduate of UW-Madison Law School, he has practiced law in Kenosha since 1979, most recently as a partner in the law firm of Zievers and Dowse. He was born and raised in Kenosha, and is married with two children.”

Circuit court commissioners perform limited judicial and quasi-judicial duties as allowed by state statute.


One Comment

  1. doris bailey says:

    My name is Doris Bailey, I went before Commissioner Dowse, I just got the feeling he is such a nice and just person. I was so nervous before speaking to him, since I needed to ask for more time to complete the registration problems I have. I became totally calm once he began to speak, and more importantly listened. He reminds me of Tom Seleck, that portrays a commissioner on the show Blue Bloods. And what I mean by that is they both seem to have a geniune concern for people, do not find that very often these days. Well I just really wanted to say thanks.

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