United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
|United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Robert W. Kastenmeier United States Courthouse
|Appeals to||Seventh Circuit|
|Established||June 30, 1870|
|Chief judge||William M. Conley|
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (in case citations, W.D. Wis.) sits in Madison at the Robert W. Kastenmeier United States Courthouse. It has two district judges and one full-time magistrate judge. The clerk of the court is a part-time magistrate judge. This court is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
Court is held in Madison and it serves 44 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.
 Current Judges
- As of January 20, 2009, a vacancy exists in the Western District of Wisconsin resulting from Judge John C. Shabaz's decision to assume senior status and no longer hear cases.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|10||Chief Judge||William M. Conley||Madison||1956||2010–present||2010–present||—||Obama|
|8||Senior District Judge||Barbara Brandriff Crabb||Madison||1939||1979–2010||1980–1996
 Former judges
|#||Judge||State||Born/Died||Active service||Term as Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||James Campbell Hopkins||WI||1819–1877||1870–1877||(none)||(none)||Grant||death|
|3||Arthur Loomis Sanborn||WI||1850–1920||1905–1920||(none)||(none)||T. Roosevelt||death|
|4||Claude Zeth Luse||WI||1879–1932||1921–1932||(none)||(none)||Harding||death|
|5||Patrick Thomas Stone||WI||1889–1963||1933–1963||(none)||(none)||F. Roosevelt||death|
|6||David Rabinovitz||WI||1908–1986||1964||(none)||(none)||L. Johnson||not confirmed|
|7||James Edward Doyle||WI||1915–1987||1965–1980||1978–1980||1980–1987||L. Johnson||death|
|9||John C. Shabaz||WI||1931-2012||1981–2009||1996–2001||2009||Reagan||retirement|
 See also
- Recess appointment; the United States Senate later rejected the appointment.
- Shabaz assumed senior status in 2009, but no longer heard cases due to poor health.
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