Spotlight: Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul

Areas of focus since taking office have included:

  1. Protecting survivors of sexual abuse by clergy and faith leaders and creating a safe place to report abuse.
  2. Creating a task force in charge of helping to fight the abduction, homicide, violence and trafficking of Indigenous women in Wisconsin.
  3. Supporting a Dose of Reality, a harm reduction initiative and drug take back program.

Professional background: Before being sworn in as the 45th Wisconsin Attorney General in 2019, Josh Kaul practiced at Perkins Coie LLP, specializing in voting rights and election-related litigation. Prior to that, AG Kaul worked for the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he prosecuted individuals accused of crimes including murder, gang-related activity and drug trafficking. From 2007-2010, AG Kaul was an associate at Jenner & Block LLP, and after graduating he clerked for Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. AG Kaul was reelected in 2022.

Education: AG Kaul attended Yale where he majored in history and economics and graduated with honors. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as president of the Stanford Law Review.

Personal: AG Kaul lives in Madison with his wife, Lindsey, and their two sons.