Meet the Tribal Prosecutor

David Wilson now serves as the Gun Lake Tribal Prosecutor. Mr. Wilson is the Tribe’s first Tribal Prosecutor who is also a citizen of the Gun Lake Tribe. Mr. Wilson brings with him a passion for justice and helping people resolve problems. Mr. Wilson currently works for the Ho-Chunk Nation Judiciary as the Senior Staff Attorney where he advises the Court on a variety of civil and criminal legal matters. Mr. Wilson began working for the Ho-Chunk Nation Judiciary in February 2017. Prior to his current job, Mr. Wilson worked as a State Public Defender for the State of Wisconsin for approximately one (1) year.

Mr. Wilson was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While an undergrad, he studied history and English with an emphasis in secondary education. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Grand Valley State University in 2008. Upon graduating, Mr. Wilson taught English as a foreign language in Tianjin, China for one (1) year. He returned to the United States in 2010 and served as a substitute teacher for two (2) years in the Grand Rapids Public School District and its surrounding areas. In 2012, Mr. Wilson moved to Madison, Wisconsin to earn his Juris Doctorate at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Wilson graduated from law school and joined the Wisconsin State Bar Association in 2015.

The Tribal Prosecutor is responsible for working with the Public Safety Department to provide current best practices in law enforcement. This includes review of recent case law and court cases and presenting Public Safety cases to the Tribal Court. In representing the Gun Lake Tribe’s interests in these cases, the Tribal Prosecutor meets with those charged in a pre-trial conference seeking to resolve cases in advance of a trial. The Tribal Prosecutor is also responsible for working with the Tribal Court in developing a responsive, open, fair and expeditious Tribal Criminal Justice System.

The Gun Lake Tribal Court is THRILLED to have Mr. Wilson as the Tribal Prosecutor.