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
Stephen L. Crocker

Clerk of Court
Joel Turner

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

Wed, 02/14/2024
The U.S. District Court will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024. This is a legal holiday for purposes of Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and any other federal rule governing the computation of time for filing with the court. More »
Fri, 02/02/2024
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 »
Thu, 02/01/2024
The Office of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services for the Western District of Wisconsin is seeking a Probation and Pretrial Services Officer to work in Madison, Wisconsin. More »
Fri, 01/12/2024
The U.S. District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and Office of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024, in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. 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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