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
Anita M. Boor

U.S. Magistrate Judge
Stephen L. Crocker

Clerk of Court
Joel Turner

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

Fri, 05/17/2024
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin proudly announces its Summer Law Clerk & New Associate Day, in conjunction with the State Bar of Wisconsin, is set for the morning of July 11, 2024....
Fri, 05/17/2024
The chief judges of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Western District of Wisconsin have appointed attorneys Daniel Blinka, Lee Schuchart, and Zaki Zehawi to the Board of Directors of Federal Defenders Services of Wisconsin, Inc....
Mon, 05/06/2024
Anita M. Boor has been appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin. More »
Thu, 05/02/2024
In 2022, Rule 7.1(a)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was amended to require a party or intervenor in an action in which jurisdiction is based on diversity under 28 U.S.C. 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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