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Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm

JOHN T. CHISHOLM is the District Attorney of Milwaukee County.  His office handles criminal cases for the State of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.


As District Attorney, John organizes his office to work closely with neighborhoods through his nationally recognized Community Prosecution program. He designed a Child Protection Advocacy Unit to better serve child victims, formed a Public Integrity Unit to focus on public corruption matters and a Witness Protection Unit to thwart attempts to intimidate victims and witnesses of crime. Specialized units focus on violent firearm and sexual assault offenders. He helped start the drug treatment court and participated in Milwaukee County’s selection as a seed site for the National Institute of Corrections’ Evidence Based Decision Making framework. 


John is an Army Veteran and worked with the Veterans’ Administration and collaborative partners to establish resources for veterans who encounter the criminal justice system in Milwaukee County, resulting in the opening of the Veterans Treatment Initiative and Treatment Court.


John is past chair of the Milwaukee County Community Justice Council and currently chairs the Washington DC based Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. He sits on numerous boards including the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, Safe & Sound, and the Milwaukee High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area board.

John is a graduate of Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin Law School.





Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office

821 West State Street, Suite 405

Milwaukee, WI 53233

     Phone: 414-278-4646

     Fax: 414-223-1955