Lorenzo E. Gudino


Lorenzo is an enrolled citizen of the Fort Sill Chiricahua Warm Springs Apache Tribe. Lorenzo has experience helping tribes recover fraudulently spent gaming funds and asserting tribal sovereign immunity in federal and tribal courts. His practice also includes various federal Indian law issues, and tribal law matters.

During law school, he served as Vice President of the National Native American Law Student Association. Lorenzo also served as a judicial intern for Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He received recognition for outstanding service to the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society for his efforts organizing the Journal’s Confronting Violence Against Indigenous Women and Peoples Symposium.

Outside the office, Lorenzo enjoys exploring Twin Cities restaurants with his wife, Ninah.


Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Court
  • Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court
  • St. Croix Tribal Court
  • Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Court
  • Lower Sioux Tribal Court
  • Mille Lacs



  • J.D. University of Wisconsin, 2021
  • B.A. Northwestern University, 2017


Selected Publications, Presentations, and Honors

  • Who, What, Where, and How: The Fundamental Elements for Contracts Implicating Tribal Sovereign Immunity, 2022 Wis. L. Rev. 239 (Symposium).
  • “An Unnecessary Labyrinth: Brackeen v. Haaland,” Panelist, 36th Annual Coming Together of Peoples Conference – University of Wisconsin Law School (2022)
  • Indigenous Law Student Association’s 3L of the Year (2020-2021)
  • Inaugural G. William Rice Award for the Top Student in Advocacy (Pre-Law Summer Institute 2018)