Dennis J. Whittlesey - Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dennis J. Whittlesey

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Dennis J. Whittlesey is a member of the law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, specializing in Indian law and Indian gaming law.

He focuses his practice on Indian law; Indian gaming law; negotiations involving tribes, local governments and gaming project developers; federal court litigation; and legislation. Previously, he was extensively involved in environmental law, including counseling companies on regulatory and compliance issues and litigation in federal courts across the country on issues arising under NEPA and CERCLA. In addition, he has successfully litigated coverage claims against insurance companies for the costs of environmental cleanups. Finally, he has successfully litigated tax issues in federal courts and the United States Tax Court.

With a current professional focus on Indian gaming, Mr. Whittlesey's clientele includes Indian tribes, gaming companies, city and county governments and local citizens groups, as well as developers working with partners in the gaming industry for the purpose of developing both Indian and non-Indian casino and resort projects.

Additional Information

Experience — He represents Indian tribes, gaming companies and local governments for Indian gaming issues throughout the country. His local government clients in this regard have included counties, cities and towns in a number of states, including Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon and California.
University of OklahomaBA Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D. 1967
International Masters of Gaming Law

Office Location

International Square, Suite 1200
1875 Eye Street
Washington, DC 20006
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Gaming Law of the Washington DC Metro Area
Dennis J. Whittlesey has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Gaming Law (Native American Affairs)