Brian G. Formella

Brian G. Formella

Brian Formella has a strong legal background in employment, labor and municipal law.  He works with employers to establish sound employment practices.  He has also aggressively defended employers against discrimination accusations.

Brian obtained his undergraduate degree from Marquette University, where he majored in English and Economics.  He continued his education at Marquette and received his law degree in 1985, graduating with honors.  While attending Marquette, he wrote articles for the Marquette Law Review.

Before joining the firm, Brian gained legal experience as a law clerk for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  He also served as assistant district attorney and corporation counsel for Portage County, Wisconsin, from 1992-1998.  In 2002, he became a partner of the firm. Brian’s goal for his clients is to find practical legal solutions that make sense and are cost effective.


Marquette University (1982)
Marquette University Law School (J.D. 1985)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
U. S. District Court
Western District of Wisconsin
Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin
Labor/Employment Section
Environmental Section
American Bar Asssociation
Labor and Employment Section
Wisconsin State Bar

Community Activities

Portage County Business Council
Board Chair
Afghan Refugee Projector
Stevens Point Area YMCA
Board of Directors
Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools
Human Resources Committee
St. Joseph’s Church
Diocesan Fund Committee and Parish Council
UWSP Critical Thinking Center Advisory Board
Stevens Point RentReady
Stevens Point Area Human Resources Association
Holy Spirit Parish – Social Justice Committee