Judge Peter Grimm Set To Retire

Citing a desire to spend more time with family, Judge Peter Grimm announced late Monday afternoon that he will not run for re-election for Branch 2, Circuit Court.

Grimm’s term is set to expire July 31, 2022, which would end a 31 year judicial career and 6 years in the justice system as District Attorney and Asst. State Public Defender.

In a statement issued Monday, Grimm said ” It has been an honor to serve the public, litigants, jurors, and attorneys in my courtroom. I have strived to handle each case fairly and respectfully no matter how big or small the case, and to ensure that Constitutional rights are protected while imposing sentences that provide services or placements consistent with public safety. I have enjoyed immensely my relationship with all the judges, clerks, court reporters, and especially Diane Immel and Michelle Kreidler.”

In addition to looking forward to more family time, Judge Grimm also said he plans travel more and attending to his landscaping. Grimm has been active with the Noon Kiwanis and plans to continue in that capacity, along with trying to service opportunities with non-profits or local elected offices.

He was first appointed to the position in 1991 by Gov. Tommy Thompson and elected in 1992