Bree is an Associate in the Seattle office. Her practice focuses on federal court and tribal court litigation involving tribal governments, enterprises and businesses.
Bree recently completed a clerkship with Judge Brian M. Morris in the United States District Court for the District of Montana Great Falls Division, which has civil and criminal jurisdiction over several Indian reservations. She regularly encountered federal procedural and jurisdictional issues involving tribal parties, including tribal sovereign immunity and tribal court jurisdiction.
Prior to her federal court 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 is an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; her Indian name is “Prized Woman.”
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 was born and raised in the Seattle area.
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2013
- American Indian Law Journal, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief
- Native American Law Student Association, President
- Native American Law Scholar Award, Recipient
- Douglas R. Nash Native American Law Scholarship Award, Recipient
- Moot Court Board, Member
Seattle Pacific University, B.A., Political Science, 2010
State of Washington
Tulalip Tribal Court
Nisqually Tribal Court
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Court
Seattle University School of Law Center for Indian Law and Policy, Alumni Advisory Board Member, 2015 – Present
The Risks and Benefits of Tribal Payday Lending and the Tenuous Right to Tribal Sovereign Immunity, American Indian Law Journal, Volume I, Spring Issue 2013