In his free time...

Tom is an avid runner, reader, and enjoys golfing our beautiful Northern Wisconsin courses.

Getting to know Tom Hruz 

Thoughtful - Independent - Genuine - Respected

2015 Hruz family  home deck view.

"Welcome.  Thank you for choosing to get to know me.  I have a tremendous affinity for the entire region — its people, its businesses, its cities and towns, and its natural beauty and abundant resources. It has truly been my honor and privilege to serve you as a Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge."  Judge Tom Hruz

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Career Summary

Judge Hruz has served on the District III Court of Appeals since September 2014. Prior to taking the bench, Tom practiced law extensively before all levels of state and federal courts. As reflected by his consistent ranking in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® and other ranking venues, he often exceeded the expectations of clients and his peers.

His law practice was broad, but with emphases in civil litigation, business and commercial disputes, employment law, insurance coverage matters, and appellate practice. Throughout his career, Tom has been active in many professional and service-oriented organizations, including serving as chairperson of the State Bar of Wisconsin Appellate Practice Section.

Wisconsin Court of Appeals - District III

Pictured on the deck of the Hruz Family home in Arbor Vitae, Tom and Kelly Hruz recently celebrated 14 years together in marriage. For the most part, their personal time is spent between the Family home and Tom & Kelly's new home in Appleton, as well as visiting friends and family throughout the state. Kelly very much enjoys her work as a school counselor.