Search for court records online in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (W.D. Wis.) and lookup the case information you need on federal litigation happening across the State of Wisconsin. You can get access to the court dockets, court documents, transcripts, and legal data you need on the parties, attorneys, law firms, and judges involved in court cases in the Wisconsin Western District.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has jurisdiction over 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 counties. The Western District serves about two-thirds of the state and was established in 1870.
The Western District currently has two United States District Judges and two United States Magistrate Judges. The W.D. Wis. had only one judgeship until 1979, when Congress approved a second judgeship and President Jimmy Carter appointed Barbara B. Crabb to the position.
The W.D. Wis. is located in the U.S. District Court at 120 N. Henry St., Madison, WI 53703.
The Clerk of Court is Joel Turner, with an office in Room 320 of the U.S. District Court in Madison. The Clerk of Court’s Office can be reached by calling (608) 264-5156 or faxing (608) 264-5925.
The Chief District Judge is the Hon. James D. Peterson. The other U.S. District Judges are the Hon. William M. Conley and the Hon. Barbara B. Crabb. The Hon. Stephen L. Crocker is the U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District, and the Hon. Peter Oppeneer serves as a part-time U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District.
The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin is Timothy M. O’Shea, who served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney from March 2018, and as Senior Litigation Counsel from 2002 to 2018. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the W.D. Wis. is located at 222 West Washington Avenue, Suite 700, Madison, WI 53703. You can reach the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Madison by calling (608) 264-5158.
Finding the court records you need for the Western District of Wisconsin from the Public Access to Court Electronic Records, or PACER, can be costly, challenging, and slow.
In contrast, UniCourt gathers court data for all of the new federal civil cases in the Western District everyday and provides you with the ability to search through all of those new case filings in our CrowdSourced Library™ free of charge. UniCourt also gives you real-time, bulk access to the entire PACER database of civil and criminal federal court data from the Wisconsin Western District through our PACER API. Unlike UniCourt, PACER charges for every case search you make on their platform, even if the search terms you used do not produce any usable information. PACER does not limit the cost of each case search you make, meaning you could be charged exorbitant fees for searches that return bad results.
In addition to PACER’s expensive case search fees, PACER also charges court document fees. PACER charges 10 cents per page and claims that these fees are capped at $3, but they can be much higher for access to court transcripts. PACER further forces users to pay additional fees if they want to download the same document multiple times. On the other hand, if UniCourt has a document you need from the Wisconsin Western District in our CrowdSourced Library™, you can download it for free as many times as you’d like.
In addition to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, UniCourt gives you access to court records for the other U.S. District Court in Wisconsin, including the Eastern District of Wisconsin. UniCourt also provides you with bulk access to all federal court records within Wisconsin, such as cases filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Beyond federal court records across the State of Wisconsin, UniCourt further provides you with access to Wisconsin state court records for all of the counties included in the Western District: St. Croix County, Chippewa County, Dane County, Rock County, and Oneida County.
UniCourt’s industry-leading Legal Data APIs provide Enterprise users with on-demand, bulk access to structured data from Wisconsin state and federal courts. UniCourt collects, organizes, standardizes, and normalizes court data from all federal courts and makes it easily accessible via our APIs as a part of our Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) offerings for business development, competitive intelligence, litigation strategy, and docket management.
Wisconsin Western District Court
(U.S. District Courts)
120 North Henry Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703, USA