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Welcome to the website for the
United States District Court for the
Western District of Wisconsin

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

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

Wed, 05/16/2018
The Western District's Annual Summer Law Clerk and New Associate Day is taking place on July 12, 2018, from 8:00 - noon at the Robert W. Kastenmeier Courthouse. More »
Tue, 05/01/2018
The Western District of Wisconsin is accepting applications for the position of Chief United States Probation Officer (CUSPO). The district has courthouses in Madison (headquarters) and Eau Claire, covering 44 counties. More »
Thu, 04/26/2018
Registration for the Western District Bar Association's Annual Meeting, scheduled for May 17, 2018, is open on the Association's website. More »
Tue, 08/29/2017
The court has received reports of fraudulent communications that appear to come from court employees, the U.S. Marshals Service, or other law enforcement organizations. More »

Pro Bono Honor Roll

The attorneys listed below are recognized for their service in representing indigent plaintiffs in 2017-2018.  Please see the complete list of attorneys recognized for their contribution.

  • Edna Kersting
  • Alexis Pool
  • Katelynn Williams
  • Aaron Halstead
  • Amanda Kuklinski
  • William Parsons
  • Mary Kennelly
  • Joseph Diedrich
  • Natalia Kruse
  • Iana Vladimirova
  • Thomas Heneghan
  • Sarah Sargent
  • Ashley Kirkwood
  • James Kestler
  • Mark Nomellini
  • Robert Earles
  • Andrew Clarkowski
  • Kristin Pierre
  • Michael Modl
  • Reed Cornia
  • James Law
  • Jeff Roeske
  • Sarah Zylstra
  • Evan Tenebruso
  • Kathryn Pfefferle
  • Christopher Hovden
  • Thomas Nitschke
  • Joseph Russell
  • Stephen Howe
  • Paige Stradley



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