Welcome to the Dane County District Attorney's Office website. As a representative of the
people of the State of Wisconsin, the primary role of the DA's Office is to prosecute all
adult criminal and juvenile delinquent acts that occur within the 27 cities and villages
of Dane County and its 34 townships. I am proud of the dedicated attorneys, victim witness
advocates, investigators, paralegals and clerical staff who handle approximately 43,000
cases a year. These cases range from civil traffic offenses to homicides.
Learn more about the Open Meetings Law case
argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Our goal is prompt and fair justice while providing critical services to crime victims and
their families. The staff of the DA's Office believe that peace and justice are not possible
in any community without progressive and fair law enforcement, which includes prevention and
diversion programs. We consistently apply equal justice under the law to protect the
community and work to ensure that victims of crime are treated with compassion and respect.
I have very much appreciated the opportunity to serve the public in this position since
August 2010. I welcome feedback from the public about how we might fulfill our mission
Ismael R. Ozanne
Dane County District Attorney