Jane Bucher has extensive legal experience and is active in both the legal profession and the broader community. She has tried criminal, civil and juvenile cases, both to courts and juries.
Jane served as an Assistant State Public Defender from 2011 to 2021 and has handled more than 2,400 cases. As a public defender, she represented children, juveniles, and adults who could not otherwise afford an attorney in both criminal and civil cases, including CHIPS cases, termination of parental rights, mental health commitments, protective placement cases.
Jane’s diverse legal training included internships at the Restorative Justice/Family Law Project in Madison, in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, and at the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Jane helped lead the creation and funding of the Green County Drug Court in 2017. She has also been active in working to improving children’s courts by serving on the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board Chapter 48 Subcommittee and the Youth Justice Statewide Assessment Implementation Policy and Document Development Subcommittee. Attorney Bucher is a graduate (2019) of the Juvenile Training Immersion Program Summer Academy at Georgetown Law in Washington D.C.
Jane was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to the Office of Lawyer Regulation District 12 Committee (2015-present) and was elected to serve on the Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors, representing District 12.
She lives in Monroe with her husband, Ruedi, a cheesemaker born in Switzerland, and sons, Quinn and Xavier
– Green County MultiCultural Outreach Program (MCOP), Founding Member
– Green County Family Promise, Board Member
– Green County Big Brothers Big Sisters, Former Volunteer (2018-2021)
– Peace Corps, Former Volunteer in Senegal (2006-2008)
– Green County Bar Association, Past President (2015)
Jane accepts clients in Green County, Lafayette County and Rock County.