Beth Ann Richlen, Executive Director

Attorney Beth Ann Richlen was appointed as Wisconsin Judicare's Executive Director on May 11, 2020. She started at Wisconsin Judicare in 2008 as a civil unit staff attorney, with an additional role as Development Director a few years later. In 2015, she was promoted to Civil Unit Manager/Development Director. In 2018, she became the Deputy Director, and most recently she has been appointed as Judicare's Executive Director! Attorney Richlen is very passionate for Wisconsin Judicare's mission, and there is no one better than her for this role.

Although Attorney Richlen does not take on as much casework these days due to her upper administrative role, most of her law practice throughout her career has focused on public benefits, Social Security, health insurance, consumer, and landlord/tenant law.

Professional Involvement:

State Bar of Wisconsin, Public Interest Law Section - Past Chair  
State Bar of Wisconsin, Legal Assistance Committee - Member  
State Bar of Wisconsin, Leadership Development Committee - Member           

Civic Involvement:

Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission, Public Awareness Committee - Member         
Marathon County Emerging Lawyers Division  
Randlin Adult Family Homes - Advisory Board Member  
University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents - Regent 2003-2005


United States District Court - Western District of Wisconsin           
State of Wisconsin  2006


Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., Wausau, WI - Staff Attorney & Development Director   2008-Present
SeniorLAW - Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc., Milwaukee, WI - Staff Attorney      2006-2008
Center for Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin Law School - Patient Advocate   2005-2006
ABC for Health, Inc. - Legal Intern   2005-2006
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups - Fellowship   2005


J.D. (Juris Doctor) - University of Wisconsin Law School           2006
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - magna cum laude (Political Science, French, and German)   2003

Honors & Awards:

Named 2011 Up and Coming Lawyer by Wisconsin Law Journal.   2011
Victor Temkin Award   2004
Albertson Medallion (Highest University Honor for Leadership, Academic Achievement, & Community Service)            2003