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Milwaukee Courthouses

Last updated: September 30, 2013

Milwaukee. It’s known as “Brew City.” Why? Beer, that malted barley libation Americans love so much. But the city is known for more than just its breweries --- beautiful Lake Michigan, the world’s largest music event Summerfest, a rich baseball history courtesy of the Brewers, world-class dairy products, iconic television sitcoms including Happy Days (they have a statute of the Fonz known as “Bronz Fonz”)  Laverne & Shirley, and large numbers of German transplants.

Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Waukesha–West Allis area. The city is home to almost 600,000 residents.

If you are a Wisconsinite with a court case in Milwaukee County, you know there are several courthouses servicing the metropolitan area.  If you have a criminal, civil, family law, children’s law, or probate matter, it’s likely in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court or the Municipal Court.                                                                                         

Here we’ve highlighted four key court systems you’ll most likely encounter: the First Judicial Circuit Court, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin