Galanda Broadman has grown yet again, by adding Bree Black Horse, who last month completed her clerkship for Judge Brian M. Morris in the United States District Court for Montana.
Bree joins the firm’s Seattle office as an Associate. Her practice focuses on federal court and tribal court litigation involving tribal governments, enterprises and businesses.
“Bree represents the next generation of Native lawyers,” said Gabe Galanda, the firm’s managing partner. “She is equally committed to tribal community and to legal justice.”
Prior to her clerkship, Bree served as a youth advocate and case manager at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation’s Labateyah Youth Home in Seattle, where she advanced the interests of formerly homeless young adults.
Bree likes to powwow dance, hunt, and hike in her free time. She also enjoys traveling with her parents, acclaimed artists Catherine Black Horse and Terrance Guardipee, to Native American art shows across the country.
Bree is an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; her Indian name is “Prized Woman.” She is the fifth tribal lawyer Galanda Broadman has hired in the last two years.
“We are so grateful that our clients have given us reason to grow and become a more powerful group of tribal advocates,” said Galanda.
Galanda Broadman was recently named to the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” in the arena of Native American Law. The eight-lawyer firm, which styles itself “An Indian Country Law Firm,” is dedicated to advancing tribal legal rights and Indian business interests.
With offices in Seattle, Washington and Bend, Oregon, the firm represents tribal governments, businesses and members in critical litigation, business and regulatory matters, especially in matters of Indian Treaty rights, tribal sovereignty and taxation.