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Jeff works closely with tribal governments and enterprises on a daily basis to resolve problems, mitigate risk, and advance tribal sovereignty in decision making. His practice is centered on providing tailored, accessible, and timely advice to clients on all areas of the law impacting tribes, including tribal governance, natural resources protection and management, land tenure, code development, cultural resource protection, jurisdiction, transactions, employment, and grant compliance. He also engages in a robust litigation practice, having secured several victories for tribal clients on matters involving sovereign immunity, application of federal laws, treaty rights, and tribal exhaustion. Jeff prides himself on building long-lasting client relationships in Indian Country built on trust, mutual respect, and zealous advocacy.

Prior to joining the Firm, Jeff served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Alan C. Page of the Minnesota Supreme Court and Judge Myron Bright of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

William Mitchell College of Law, summa cum laude, 2012

Admitted to practice:


North Dakota

Fond du Lac Tribal Court

Chippewa Cree Tribal Court

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court

Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Court