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50-Year Member: Former Federal District Court Judge Charles Clevert

At age 30, Charles Clevert became the first Black federal judge in Wisconsin history. He continues to help parties settle disputes as a mediator and arbitrator.

The notion of becoming a lawyer first entered Charles Clevert’s head one day as he sat in a courtroom watching future Virginia governor L. Douglas Wilder argue a case. It was the first step in a journey that ended with Clevert’s ascension to the federal bench. This year, Judge Clevert celebrates 50 years in the legal profession.

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