Judge Michael P. Maxwell

Adjunct Professor


School of Business - Adjuncts


Judge Michael P. Maxwell was elected by the people of Waukesha County in 2015 and re-elected in 2021 to serve as the presiding judge for Branch 8. Previously, Judge Maxwell owned his own law firm, where he practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, civil litigation and consumer law.
He previously served as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy trustee for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Judge Maxwell also served his community as chairman of the board and a board director of Landmark Credit Union, the largest credit union in the state. Judge Maxwell has served on the State Public Defender Board and as a town supervisor for the Town of Brookfield. Judge Maxwell is a veteran of the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, having served from 1987 to 1991.


  • Bachelor of Finance – Virginia Tech University
  • Master of Business Administration – Marquette University
  • Juris Doctor – Marquette University

Areas of Specialization

  • Business law, criminal law, probate law and family law

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Strategies for Consumer Bankruptcy Trustees – Aspatore Publishing; Contributing Author, 2012
Worker’s Compensation Subrogation in all 50 States, 1st Edition – Juris Publishing; Contributing Author, 2002
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