Local attorney announces candidacy for county circuit court judge

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Lynn M. Rider

Lynn M. Rider has announced her candidacy for circuit court judge of Crawford County. The presiding judge, James P. Czajkowski, has announced he will not be seeking re-election for another term. The general election will be held in April and, if elected, Attorney Rider would take office Aug. 1, 2016.

Rider first came to Prairie du Chien in 1984 to serve as a law clerk while she was a law student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduation from law school in 1985, she became an associate at the law firm of Czajkowski and Brady. She was elected district attorney and served one term. Thereafter, she became a partner with Attorney James P. Czajkowski. She has remained at Czajkowski Higgins & Rider, S.C. since, currently practicing with Lara Czajkowski Higgins and Amanda Tisdale.

Attorney Rider has practiced in criminal law, bankruptcy, probate, real estate, divorce and family law. She has also served as a court commissioner for Crawford County for approximately five years. She has been a volunteer and/or served on the board of many community groups including the Jaycees, the Opportunity Center, the Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce, Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, the Prairie du Chien Foundation, St. Peter Lutheran Church, and Sugar Creek Bible Camp. She has also been a volunteer in the State Bar Mock Trial program with the local high school.

Attorney Rider lives in Prairie du Chien. She is married to James Rider and they have three sons. She indicates that she is running for judge because she believes she has the experience, knowledge, and temperament to be an effective and fair judge.

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