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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 three 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. District Judge James D. Peterson
U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker
Clerk of Court/Magistrate Judge Peter Oppeneer
Information about district court cases is available through PACER or by calling the clerk's office.
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.
Attorneys practicing before this court may find the resources at the following bar associations helpful.
State Bar of Wisconsin (WisBar)
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.