About Jack Melvin

A Commitment to service

An accomplished and disciplined attorney, Jack Melvin was appointed by Governor Scott Walker to the position of Gaming Administrator in July 2017.  Prior to his appointment, Jack worked at QBE North America for nearly 12 years, as a Claims Supervisor managing a team of liability adjusters.  Prior to QBE, Jack was in private practice at a small civil litigation firm in Milwaukee.  During his nearly 20 years as an attorney, Jack litigated 400+ cases in more than 15 states.  Jack was also the Lead Prosecutor for the Wisconsin National Guard.  He earned his degree and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and the Marquette University Law School.

Public service is not new to Jack, he also serves as a Member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) in the Wisconsin National Guard. Since 2004, Jack Melvin has served in the Army National Guard and achieved the Rank of Major.  Jack has deployed three times, his most recent deployment was in 2016 to Iraq as the Operational Law Attorney for the 101st, "Screaming Eagles", Airborne Division the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command for the fight against ISIS.  His prior deployments were in 2014-2015 to Jordan and 2008-2009 to Egypt.  During his time in the Army National Guard Jack has been active for 40 months. 

Jack currently lives with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters in Oconomowoc, WI and is a member of the Republican Party of Waukesha County since 2008.  During his time with the Party, Jack became an Executive Committee Member and in 2016 received the Don Taylor Volunteer Service Award, 

Action through INVOLVEMENT

  • American Legion, Post 91, Oconomowoc
  • Disabled American Veterans, Life Member since 1998
  • Nation Rifle Association, Life Member since 2006
  •  Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, May 2003-June 2006
  • Milwaukee County Election Commissioner, Chairman, February 2003-March 2006  
  • Waukesha County Board of Canvassers, Substitute Member, November 2016
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, 2002-2006
  • Fee Arbitration Committee and Ethics Advisory
    Committee, 2002-2006

From Jack

“A will to serve,” it’s a powerful statement. There are those that wait to seek the approval of others to serve, and there are those that heed the call choosing not to wait.

I’m Jack Melvin and a little under fourteen years ago my will to serve led me on a journey that would take me across the globe as a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard. After 35 months spent overseas defending our country often in combat zones, I returned with a renewed appreciation for the Rule of Law. I’ve served to protect the life and liberty we enjoy, and have experienced first-hand the importance of the pursuit of justice.

Like my fellow veterans, I take great pride in approaching service as a lifelong commitment and an unrelenting duty. In the spring of 2018, I hope to earn your support so I can serve as your Waukesha Circuit Court Judge, Branch 12."


Sincerely, Jack