Services for Indian Nations

Brad S. Jolly & Associates is a full-service law firm focusing on providing the highest quality of legal representation to Indian tribes and their instrumentalities. In its practice of Indian law, Brad S. Jolly & Associates follows a philosophy of dedication and loyalty to Indian nations and their interests. Thus, Brad S. Jolly & Associates has chosen to avoid representing any interests which are opposed to the interests of Indian nations. Brad S. Jolly & Associates' dedication to Indian law and representing Indian nations stems from a deep commitment to tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and self-government. At Brad S. Jolly & Associates, sovereignty, self-government, and self-determination are not simply words, but fundamental principles which our Indian law attorneys consistently seek to uphold and strengthen. It is our firm position that, in the practice of law generally and Indian law in particular, representing parties against Indian nations or taking on representation contrary to the interests of Indian nations, even if ethically permitted, is a direct conflict with our dedication to the principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination and disloyal to our tribal clients. It is this dedication to Indian nations and the principles of tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and self-government that forms the foundation of our law firm.

In its Indian law practice, Brad S. Jolly & Associates prides itself on responsiveness to its clients' needs and a recognition of the uniqueness of each of our tribal clients. Our attorneys understand the innumerable differences amongst tribal communities, not just in terms of culture and tradition, but also economies, organization, values, history, and social and governmental structure. As a result, our work in Indian law is tailored to each of our clients in a manner that serves them best and responds to their specific needs and priorities. At the same time, we can pull on all of our attorneys' experience in Indian law, tribal law, and other areas of law to work efficiently and cost-effectively.

The attorneys at Brad S. Jolly & Associates have extensive experience in Indian law working as Indian law attorneys for tribal governments, tribal instrumentalities, and Native American organizations. Our attorneys have developed vast experience in general tribal governmental matters, such as jurisdictional issues, land issues, taxation matters, tribal courts, 638 contracting, tribal laws, tribal courts, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). We have dealt with gaming regulatory, compact, and operational matters and represented tribes in employment and personnel matters, such as Fair Labor Standards Act issues, unemployment insurance benefits, and COBRA as well as architect, engineering, and construction projects and contracts. You can view more detailed information about our main practice areas by clicking on any of the links in the box to the right.

In addition to tribal government representation, our attorneys have represented many tribal economic enterprises, including hotels and resorts, gaming enterprises, convenience stores, hardware stores, and sand and gravel operations. As Indian law attorneys, we are experienced in litigation in federal, state, and tribal courts as well as transactional work, such as contracts, drafting tribal codes, and providing legal opinions and advice to tribal governing bodies and departments.

If you have any questions about our services or would like more information, do not hesitate to contact us.