Ed Fallone has spent his life fighting to ensure fairness in our courtrooms and access for all Wisconsinites to our legal system. He’s worked with middle- and low-income families to ensure they have legal counsel they could not otherwise afford; he’s created programs that keep at-risk kids in school and off the streets; and he’s helped to instill the values of fairness and equal justice in the next generation of Wisconsin judges and attorneys.
Ed is a law professor at Marquette University Law School, teaching Constitutional, Corporate and Criminal Law. He is active in the State Bar, serving on the committee that drafted the state securities law and holding leadership positions. He led nonprofit organizations working to increase access to justice for the working poor, and to provide anti-gang programs for at-risk youth. He has been a practicing lawyer for almost 25 years in both federal and state courts.
Ed’s father was a Maryland Public School teacher, his mother was born in Mexico City and was a stay at home mom. He attended Boston University on an academic scholarship for both undergraduate studies and law school. In 1992, he moved to Wisconsin with his wife Heidi. They now live in Whitefish Bay with their two children, Emma and Andrew. In addition to their philanthropic work, the Fallones are active in causes that support stem cell research and biomedical research, working to find a cure for diseases from juvenile diabetes to Alzheimer’disease.
Ed is running for Supreme Court because he believes our legal system should always be fair; that justice be blind; and that special interests should have no more power over the Court than Wisconsin families. He’s spent his career passing these values on to his students – the same values he’ll take with him to the Supreme Court. As a Supreme Court Justice Ed Fallone will make sure that Wisconsinites always have the access they need to the legal system, and he’ll stand up to the corporations and special interests that have unfair influence over our courts.
“I believe our legal system should always be fair; that justice is blind; and that special interests should have no more power over the Court than Wisconsin families.”