Welcome to the Western District of Wisconsin


On April 25, 2022, the Western District of Wisconsin upgraded its electronic filing system to NextGen CM/ECF.  NextGen access is based on your PACER account credentials - the same login and password that you use to file in other NextGen courts. This feature is known as "Central Sign-On."

However, before you can use NextGen, you must take certain steps to upgrade your PACER account and link your PACER account to your existing ECF account. Please click here for more information, including instructions to upgrade and link your PACER account.

Court Information

Chief U.S. District Judge
James D. Peterson

U.S. District Judge
William M. Conley

U.S. Magistrate Judge
Anita M. Boor

U.S. Magistrate Judge
Stephen L. Crocker

Clerk of Court
Joel Turner

United States District Court
120 N. Henry St., Rm. 320
Madison, WI 53703
Phone:  608-264-5156
Fax:  608-264-5925

Google Map

ECF Help Desk:
866-241-7123 or

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

News & Announcements

Fri, 06/28/2024
You are invited to attend a virtual program highlighting the impact of pro bono representation and advocacy in the lives of victims and survivors of violence and abuse.   For more information and to RSVP please visit https://www.s...
Thu, 06/20/2024
The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, including the Bankruptcy Court and Probation Office for the Western District of Wisconsin, will be closed Friday, July 5, 2024, in addition to the federal observance of Independence Day, July 4....
Mon, 06/17/2024
The U.S. District Court will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, for Juneteenth National Independence Day. This includes the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the Office of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services. More »
Thu, 05/30/2024
The electronic filing system will be offline for maintenance from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. More »

Pro Bono Honor Roll

The attorneys listed below are recognized for their service in representing indigent plaintiffs in 2019-2021.  Please see the complete list of attorneys recognized for their contribution.

  • Tomislav Kuzmanovic
  • Andrew Trevino
  • Mollie Kugler
  • Skye Parr
  • Catarina Colón
  • Thomas Heneghan
  • Trevor Brown
  • JoLynn Markison
  • Mriana Al’Taqatqa
  • Anabel Cassady
  • Jacob Harris
  • Paul Cranley
  • Caitlin M. Madden
  • Vanessa Kuettel
  • Jeff Scott Olson
  • Lonnie Story
  • Lonnie Story
  • Debbie Machalow
  • Mark Hancock
  • Stephen J. Eisenberg
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