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(360) 298-1762
elisabeth@galandabroadman.com

8606 35th Ave NE
Suite L1
Seattle, WA 98115

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Elisabeth is an associate in the Seattle office. Her practice focuses on federal court and tribal court litigation involving tribal governments, enterprises, and businesses.

Elisabeth graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in May 2017.  During law school, Elisabeth worked as a research assistant for Robert Chang, the Executive Director of the Korematsu Center and Seattle University School of Law Professor, assisting with research in preparation of filing an Amicus Brief in Pro Football v. Amanda Blackhorse, litigation working to cancel the racially disparaging Washington Redskins trademark.

In 2015, after Elisabeth’s first year of law school she was selected as one of twelve Native American students for the Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Program.  She worked in the United States Department of the Interior for Kevin Washburn, the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs. During her internship, Elisabeth worked on a memorandum about the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and how federal and state governments can better include Native communities following ecological disasters and researched how the federal government can best combat Indian homelessness, both on and off reservations.

Elisabeth’s Grandmother was an active member of the Swinomish Tribe. Elisabeth grew up spending summers reef net fishing in Reid Harbor, Stuart Island with her family.

Personal

Elisabeth was born and raised in Friday Harbor, Washington. In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys fishing in the San Juan Islands, running half marathons, and skiing.

Education

Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2017 (cum laude)

  • Seattle University Law Review, Lead Article Editor
  • Native American Law Students’ Association
  • Vice President, 2016 – 2017
  • President, 2015 – 2016

University of Puget Sound, B.A., Politics and Government, 2013

Bar Admissions

State of Washington

Memberships

Washington State Bar Association 

Northwest Indian Bar Association

King County Bar Association 

American Bar Association