Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD) / State of Wisconsin



(608) 266-0087 -- Main Number
(608) 266-9150 -- Trial Division
(608) 266-3440 -- Appellate Office

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM -- Trail Office
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM -- Appellate Office

Madison Administration
17 S. Fairchild St.
Suite 500
Madison, 53703

Madison Trial
17 S. Fairchild St. - 2nd Floor
Madison, 53703

Madison Appellate
17 S. Fairchild St. - 3rd Floor
Madison, 53703

The SPD Trial Division represents defendants charged with a criminal offense. The defendant must meet eligibility criteria to be eligible for services. There is a fee for representation and the amount depends upon the case type. If a person is found not eligible for SPD representation, they are given the paperwork to petition the court for a court appointed attorney.

Individuals should contact the trial office first.

For SPD offices local to counties and cities around Wisconsin, click on the following link: