The District Attorney of Milwaukee County is assisted directly by five deputy district attorneys. In addition, the legal staff is composed of approximately 125 assistant district attorneys, all of whom represent the State of Wisconsin in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, generally in connection with criminal cases. Within the office, there are a number of specialized units for offenses involving homicides, drug violations, sexual assaults, white collar crimes, domestic violence, and consumer fraud. There are also units which prosecute felonies, misdemeanors, and offenses involving juveniles.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is to promote public peace and safety by just and vigorous prosecution; to seek and to do impartial justice by ensuring that the guilty are punished and the innocent go free; to protect the health and welfare of children who are victims of child abuse and neglect; and to safeguard the rule of law and to promote citizens' participation in law enforcement by treating all persons who come in contact with the criminal justice system with fairness, dignity, and respect.
While we welcome your comments and opinions, and while we will try to respond to them in a timely fashion, it may not always be possible to do so because of the volume received. You should also be aware that sending us an e-mail is not the proper way to report a crime or initiate a complaint. To report a crime you should call the Police Department in the jurisdiction where it occurred. The Police Department, not the District Attorney's Office, investigates most crimes. If this is an emergency you should call 911. To initiate a complaint with this office you should call our main number at (414) 278-4646.
District Attorney: Mr. John T. Chisholm