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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

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ECF Help Desk:
866-241-7123 or

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

News & Announcements

Mon, 03/30/2020
Congress has passed legislation authorizing the use of video and telephone conferencing for criminal events during the COVID-19 emergency.  The District Court has issued an administrative order on this topic, available here....
Tue, 03/24/2020
In response to the coronavirus emergency, the court has suspended all jury trials through May 18, 2020. The court has also rescheduled all in-person hearings until after May 18, 2020, subject to case-by-case exceptions justified by extraordinary circumstances....
Thu, 03/19/2020
As of March 19, the clerks's office remains open to the public, subject to limitations aimed at maintaining the public health. A full statement is available here....
Wed, 03/18/2020
An updated statement from Chief Judge James D. Peterson can be found here. More »

Pro Bono Honor Roll

The attorneys listed below are recognized for their service in representing indigent plaintiffs in 2018-2019.  Please see the complete list of attorneys recognized for their contribution.

  • Naikang Tsao
  • Megan R. Stelljes
  • Katelynn M. Williams
  • David Owens
  • Anand Swaminathan
  • Jeff Simmons
  • Kevin LeRoy
  • Maria Lyon
  • David Anstaett
  • Brandon Lewis
  • David Zoppo
  • Maria Stubbings
  • Emily Feinstein
  • Sydney VanBerg
  • Christopher Guthrie
  • Richard Bolton
  • Evan Tenebruso
  • Kathryn Pfefferle
  • Andrew Clarkowski
  • Michael Modl
  • Morgan Stippel
  • Monica Mark
  • Nathaniel Cade


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