Judge Daniel R. Moeser (Retired)

Experience: Daniel R. Moeser has been a court appointed arbitrator and mediator since his retirement from the Circuit Court of Dane County in 2011. He served as Circuit Judge for Dane County from 1979 to 2011; and continues to serve as retired judge, court appointed arbitrator and Special Discovery Master. He served as Chief Judge of the 5th Judicial District from 1994 to 2001. Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Moeser was in served as Assistant Family Court Commissioner for Dane County (1972 to 1979) and as Assistant District Attorney for Dane County (1971-1972). He is a past member of Supreme Court Legislative Committee; Speaker and drafter of training materials for Law for Deaf; Past member of several committees regarding sexual assault task force, Dane County Advocates for Battered Women, and advisor on legislation, drafter of procedures and forms, lecturer and speaker on domestic abuse. He is a former Member of the Board of Directors of Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. As Circuit Judge for Dane County, Judge Moeser has experience handling thousands of family, civil and criminal cases of all types and has developed a reputation as an excellent mediator and negotiator. Judge Moeser graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Economics and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Daniel R. Moeser
C: 608.770.5540

Maryann Sumi (Former Judge)

Experience: Judge Sumi was appointed Judge of Dane County Circuit Court in 1998 has served since that time as circuit court judge until her retirement in June 2014; during which time, she presided over a variety of civil, family law, criminal and juvenile cases. Judge Sumi served as Presiding Judge for Dane County from 2009-2013 and continues to serve as a Reserve Judge. In 2012 she was chosen as Wisconsin’s 2012 Judge of the Year by the Wisconsin State Bar. She served as an Associate Dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College from 2009-2014 and has taught American civil law to Chinese judges in Shanghai through the University of Wisconsin East Asian Legal Studies program. Judge Sumi earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1976. She served as an Assistant Attorney General from 1976 until 1993, for ten years as director of the Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Unit. From 1993-1997 Judge Sumi was Executive Assistant for the Department of Natural Resources. Judge Sumi is a member of the United States Supreme Court bar, having litigated the Lake Michigan water diversion case in that Court. She also is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar.

Maryann Sumi
C: 608.658.7029

Thomas J. Basting Sr. Esq (Emeritus)

Experience: Atty. Basting is an experienced plaintiff and defense attorney who has handled over 100 civil litigation cases (including personal injury and business litigation) to verdict. He has also completed the 40 hour mediation skills training course sponsored by the University of Oregon Law School, has been a mediator since 2003, and has served as attorney panel member for the Wisconsin Medical Mediation Panels. He has successfully mediated personal injury, business litigation, legal negligence and medical negligence cases. In addition, Atty. Basting is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Society of Barristers; American Bar Association, Past-President of the Wisconsin State Bar (2007-2008), and a certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is available for mediation and arbitration north of Highway 29 between May 1 and November 1.

Thomas J. Basting Sr. Esq (Emeritus)
C: 608.332.4537