The Wisconsin Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, an affiliate of the national Italian American Bar Association, has named the HONORABLE DEREK C. MOSLEY Jurist of the Year. The award will be presented on October 9, at the Justinian Columbus Day Celebration and Awards Banquet, to be held at the downtown Wisconsin Club.
Jurist of the Year is awarded based on leadership, community service, integrity, and contributions to the legal community and the citizens they serve. Commissioner Joseph G. Alioto cited “Judge Mosley was an overwhelming and unanimous selection.”
Since its founding, this institution has become one of the largest ethnic bar associations in the United States. Its members are among the most active and influential in the legal profession — engaged in activities fostering a spirit of good fellowship, maintaining honor and dignity of the legal profession, participating in civic and community
affairs, administering justice, and promoting the study of law.
Judge Mosley was appointed by the Milwaukee Common Council to fill the vacancy in Branch 2, and his tenure started on August 1, 2002. From 1995 until his appointment to the bench, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for Milwaukee County, where he represented the State of Wisconsin in over 1,000 criminal prosecutions.