Education and Formative Years

Judge Paul Dedinsky’s parents instilled a strong sense of faithful service towards the community here in Milwaukee.

Mary Alice Dedinsky worked for nearly 35 years as an educator at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), preparing the next generations of nurses to serve those in need of medical care in Milwaukee. Henry Dedinsky worked for the city of Milwaukee for 42 years at Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), at both Jones Island in Milwaukee and South Shore in Oak Creek. They also served their church and the community through many volunteer activities.

Judge Dedinsky’s two brothers, Mark Dedinsky and Brian Dedinsky, studied medicine, while sister, Lauren, studied journalism. Together with his siblings, Judge Dedinsky remains most proud of his parents’ faith-filled commitment, their love for others in the community, and their many years of dedicated public service in Milwaukee.

Lisa and Paul with their children and Paul’s parents, Mary Alice and Henry Dedinsky

Lisa and Paul with their children and Paul’s parents, Mary Alice and Henry Dedinsky

Lisa and Paul Dedinsky have three children. Lisa earned her degree in Speech Pathology from Marquette University and gained her master’s degree from Purdue University. As a cancer survivor, Lisa has shown enormous personal courage and a remarkable capacity for understanding the hardships and needs of others. She currently is a full-time mom, church and community volunteer.

Paul Dedinsky attended Marquette University High School (1985), obtained a B.A. from Creighton University (1989), his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison law school (1993), and his Ph.D. from Cardinal Stritch University (2012). Paul served as an adjunct professor at Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University.

My parents inspired a deeper sense of purpose, mission, and vision within me, advocating eloquently for justice. Years later, this same powerful message resonates within me. To me, an advocate is of limited value without adherence to a high moral purpose and mission.”
— Paul Dedinsky, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 5