About Brad S. Jolly & Associates

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U.S. District Court, Arizona

U.S. District Court, Nebraska

U.S. District Court, Colorado

U.S. Federal Court of Claims

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Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Hopi Tribal Court

Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community

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Brad Jolly founded the law firm of Brad S. Jolly & Associates to provide quality legal services to Indian nations and their instrumentalities with exceptional expertise in the area of Federal Indian law and tribal law. As an Indian law attorney, Brad Jolly has dedicated his legal career to the advancement of Indian nations and the practice of Indian law. Brad established the firm to provide representation to Indian nations with a focus on ensuring the highest quality of representation and promoting the interests of Indian nations and peoples. In establishing the firm, he has sought to advance the goal of providing representation to Indian nations and their instrumentalities that focuses on the needs of each individual client and furthers tribal sovereignty and self-determination while protecting and promoting tribal values and culture.

Brad Jolly has practiced Indian law exclusively representing Indian tribes for his entire career. He graduated from the Indian Legal Program cum laude from Arizona State University College of Law, where he received the Alan A. Matheson Service Award and was a Pedrich Scholar. He also served as President of the Native American Law Students Association and as a student member of the Indian Legal Program Faculty Committee. Brad graduated with honors from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Native American Studies. While attending law school, he published an article in the Arizona State University Law Journal entitled The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: The Unwavering Policy of Termination Continues, which analyzed the IGRA as an invasion of tribal sovereignty and an extension of the Termination Era legislation, P.L. 280, to all tribes in the area of gaming. The article has been cited by federal courts and the Secretary of the Interior. In addition, Brad served as a law clerk for the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Indian Community. He also has drafted rules of court for the recognition and enforcement of tribal court judgments for the Arizona State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum, which were finally adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court in May 2000.

After graduating from law school, Brad was given a fellowship at the Arizona State University College of Law where he worked toward establishing an Indian Law Clinic and supervised students in assisting various Indian tribes with legal issues. Brad also served as Assistant Attorney General for the Colorado River Indian Tribes of Arizona and California, where he directly advised the Tribal Council and individual tribal departments and his practice included a wide range of Indian law issues, including jurisdictional matters, gaming issues and arbitrations, trespass actions, quiet title actions, contracts and taxation issues. Before returning to the West and establishing his own practice, Brad worked for several years as an associate at a law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he solely represented Indian tribes as general and special counsel and practiced Federal Indian law and Tribal law, conducting both transactional work and litigating on behalf of tribe's and tribal instrumentalities and agencies located in several states in a wide range of matters, including governmental, commercial, economic, gaming, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and employment matters.

Brad has represented Indian tribes throughout the United States, including Arizona, California, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska, as general and special counsel continuously throughout his career.