Lake County Court Judge Brian Welke Appointed to Circuit Bench

On April 23, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Brian Welke to the Fifth Circuit Court.

Welke, 54, of Wisconsin, has served as a Judge of Lake County since 2016. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his law degree from the University of Tulsa. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Welke was a sole practitioner and adoption attorney. Welke fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Lawrence Semento.