Gary F. Brownell joined the firm as a partner in 2001 after serving for six years in the Department of Justice of the Ho-Chunk Nation, first as a Tribal Attorney and then, from 1997 to 2001 as Attorney General. In that position he supervised an eight-lawyer legal department handling a wide range of tribal legal issues.  Since joining the firm, his practice has focused in the areas of gaming, economic development, financing, taxation, housing, personnel relations, employee benefits and code development. Prior to joining the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice, Mr. Brownell was a partner in a Buffalo, New York firm where he concentrated in corporate finance, business combinations and divestitures, and tax planning.


Cornell University School of Law, J.D., 1980

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1977

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1996
  • New Mexico, 1994
  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, E. District Wisconsin,1996
  • Isleta Tribal Court, 2002
  • Ho Chunk Nation Tribal Court, 1996
  • Puyallup Tribal Court, 2001