MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers announced today his appointment of Blake Gross to serve as Ashland County District Attorney. The appointment fills a vacancy created by District Attorney David Meany’s resignation. Gross will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends January 2025.
“Blake Gross is a respected attorney who is committed to ensuring his community is a safe and equitable place to live, work, and travel,” said Gov. Evers. “He will serve the people of Ashland County well as their next district attorney.”
Gross is a sole practitioner based in Ashland, representing a broad range of clients in federal, state, and Tribal courts. He began his legal career in Las Vegas as a litigator on behalf of residential developers, commercial developers, and insurance companies. In 2018, he returned to Ashland to raise his family and began working at a small law firm before starting his own practice. His current practice has included criminal defense, civil litigation, family law, and general counsel services for Tribally designated housing entities.
“Blake Gross is a rare gem,” said Red Cliff Tribal Court Associate Judge Gwendolyn Topping. “Attorneys come and go in Indian Country. Most can, at minimum, interpret the law, but not all of them genuinely immerse themselves in the community, culture, and other issues impacting Indian Country. These are all skills Blake possesses and will make him an asset to the Ashland County District Attorney’s Office.”
Gross lives in Ashland with his family and is a graduate of Northland College and the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is currently the president of the Northland College Alumni Association Board of Directors, is an ex officio member of the Northland College Board of Trustees, and serves on the board of directors for Prentice House Inc.
“I am both honored and humbled to be selected by Governor Evers to serve as Ashland County’s District Attorney,” said Gross. “I look forward to working with the staff of the District Attorney’s office, as well as the residents of Ashland County, its law enforcement agencies, and local and Tribal government stakeholders in the pursuit of justice and protection of our community in a diligent, fair, and equitable manner.”