Seattle Indian Lawyer Gabe Galanda Named to Best Lawyers in America in Gaming and Native American Law

Gabriel “Gabe” Galanda has been selected by your peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Gaming Law and Native American Law. Gabe, an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, is a Partner with Galanda Broadman, PLLC, a boutique Seattle law firm that he co-founded in 2011. He has now been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® from 2007 to 2012. Gabe’s practice focuses on complex, multi-party litigation and crisis management, representing tribal governments and businesses. He is skilled at defending tribes and Indian-owned enterprises from legal attacks by local, state and federal governments, and representing plaintiffs and defendants in catastrophic personal injury lawsuits. Gabe also mediates and arbitrates disputes between tribal and non-tribal parties, including personal injury matters and conflicts between tribal and local, state or federal governments, as well as tribal intramural disputes.

From 2000 to 2010, Gabe practiced law with the large, regional corporate firm, where he was the youngest lawyer to ever be elected to the firm’s membership and to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors. In 2009, Gabe was named to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list and to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s “Native American 40 Under 40” list in recognition of his status as an emerging leader in the legal industry. Washington Law & Politics magazine named Gabe to Rising Stars for 2002, 2004 to 2008 and 2010 to 2011, and also named him one of Washington’s four Leading Edge Litigators in 2003. He was awarded the Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, and the Northwest Indian Bar Association’s Native Justice Award, in 2004. Gabe was named as one of Seattle’s best Indian law attorneys by Seattle Metropolitan magazine, and one of the "Best Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region" by Puget Sound Business Journal in 2010.

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Gabe’s selection to Best Lawyers was based on a peer-review survey, which all told comprises more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys throughout the country.

Galanda Broadman is a majority Indian-owned law firm that represents tribal governments, businesses and members in critical litigation, business and regulatory matters. For additional information about Gabe or Galanda Broadman, visit