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Northwest Tribal Law Firm Galanda Broadman Named “Best Firm” By U.S. News & World Report

November 1, 2012

Galanda Broadman, PLLC, has received a prestigious Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” in the arena of Native American Law.

According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, the Tier 1 ranking was determined through the firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of Galanda Broadman’s “clients’ impressive feedback” and “the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for [the] firm.”

In addition, named partner Gabriel S. Galanda was named to The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of both Gaming Law and Native American Law. “Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. “ Gabe has now been selected to The Best Lawyers in America from 2007 to 2013.

Galanda Broadman, PLLC, “An Indian Country Law Firm,” is dedicated to advancing tribal legal rights and Indian business interests. The firm, with offices in Seattle, Washington and Bend, Oregon, represents tribal governments, businesses and members in critical litigation, business and regulatory matters, especially in matters of Indian Treaty rights, tribal sovereignty and taxation.

Gabe is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of California. He currently sits on the National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) Board of Directors, chairing the group’s “Include Indian Law on State Bar Exams” Initiative, and co-chairing its “Increase Natives and Tribal Court Judges in the Judiciary” Initiative. Gabe is a past President of the Northwest Indian Bar Association and past Chair of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Indian Law Section.

Named partner Anthony Broadman is the immediate past Chair of the WSBA Administrative Law Section, and author of “Administrative Law in Washington Indian Country.” He is a former Trustee of the WSBA Indian Law Section, and also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Section’s Indian Law Newsletter.

Ryan Dreveskracht is a firm associate. Prior to joining Galanda Broadman he was a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen Kay, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Ryan has published ten journal and law review articles in 2011-12 alone, on issues like tribal renewable energy, and has served as the Managing Editor for the National Lawyer’s Guild Review since 2010.

Gabe, Anthony and Ryan each received their law degrees from the University of Arizona College of Law. Gabe received his B.A. from Western Washington University, and Anthony his A.B. from Princeton University, cum laude; both majoring in English. Ryan received his B.A. as well as an LL.M. in Sustainable International Development from the University of Washington.

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