Welcome to the Western District of Wisconsin

 

For attorneys, the procedure to open a new civil case has changed. You may request a shell case from the clerk’s office or use the self-serve option in ECF. DO NOT DO BOTH.

The self-serve option is available 24 hours a day seven days a week. However, the court does not provide after-hours support. Please review these instructions before you open a case.

Court Information

Chief U.S. District Judge
James D. Peterson

U.S. District Judge
William M. Conley

U.S. District Judge
Barbara B. Crabb

U.S. Magistrate Judge
Stephen L. Crocker

Clerk of Court
Peter Oppeneer

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

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ECF Help Desk:
866-241-7123 or
wiwd_ecfhelp@wiwd.uscourts.gov

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

News & Announcements

Fri, 09/17/2021
On September 21, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will hold a video status conference at 9:00 AM in the consolidated cases of 21-cv-512 and 21-cv-534. More »
Thu, 06/17/2021
The U.S. District Court will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, with the exception of video and/or telephonic hearings that remain on the calendar. The courthouse will be closed to the general public. More »
Tue, 06/01/2021
The U.S. District Court has amended its policy for wearing face masks inside the courthouse. A related administrative order is available here. More »
Thu, 03/25/2021
Congress has authorized the use of video and telephone conferencing for criminal events during the COVID-19 emergency. A related order of the U.S. District Court is available here....
Tue, 12/29/2020
Congress has authorized the use of video and telephone conferencing for criminal events during the COVID-19 emergency. A related order of the U.S. District Court is available here.  ...

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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