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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

 

The United States Courts are an independent, national judiciary providing fair and impartial justice within the jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution and Congress. As an equal branch of government, the federal Judiciary preserves and enhances its core values as the courts meet changing national and local needs. The Western District of Wisconsin currently has one district judge, two senior district judges and one full-time magistrate judge. The clerk of court also serves as a part-time magistrate judge.

 

This page contains general information about the District Court.

 

Judges

Judicial Disclosures

Jurisdiction

After Hours Filing

Electronic Devices in the Courtroom

Directions to the Courthouse

 

Judges

The Western District of Wisconsin currently has two District Judges and one full-time Magistrate Judge.  The Clerk of Court also serves as a part-time Magistrate Judge.
 

Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley

U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb

U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker

Clerk of Court/Magistrate Judge Peter Oppeneer

 

 

 

Judicial Disclosures

The Judicial Conference has adopted a seminar disclosure reporting policy that requires educational program providers and judges to disclose certain information relevant to judges' attendance at privately-funded educational programs.  This system is intended to assist program providers, courts and judges in making the necessary disclosures while providing public access to the information.

 

Any organization covered by the policy that issues an invitation to a federal judge to attend an educational program as a speaker, panelist or attendee and offers to pay for or reimburse the judge in excess of $305 must disclose financial and program information.  Click the link below to view qualifying educational seminars reported by the District Judges of the Western District of Wisconsin.

 

Report of Judges' Attendance at Seminars for the Western District of Wisconsin

 

 

 

Jurisdiction

The Western District of Wisconsin is comprised of the following Wisconsin Counties:

Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo,Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Green, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Lincoln, Marathon, Monroe, Oneida, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sauk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Washburn, and Wood.

 

 

After Hours Filing

Documents can be filed 24 hours/day through the court's electronic filing system.  A document that is posted to the system by 11:59 PM Central Time is considered filed on that day.  For emergencies occurring outside of normal business hours, please call the Chief Deputy Clerk at (608) 354-8004.

 

 

 

Electronic Devices in the Courtroom

The court does not allow the use of electronic devices in the public galleries without advance express permission from the presiding judge.  Please turn off ALL electronic devices before entering the courtroom.

 

 

 

Directions to the Courthouse

Directions to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin can be found here.

 

For information on winter travel, winter parking rules and snow removal in the City of Madison, see here.