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Brad Jolly

Brad S. Jolly & Associates
Contact: 720.685.7105
Experience:
Law School: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - Arizona State University
Jurisdictions: Arizona
Nebraska
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

OVERVIEW

About Brad Jolly
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 small 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. He is admitted in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. District Court of Arizona, U.S. District Court of Nebraska, the U.S. District Court of Colorado, the U.S. Federal Court of Claims, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Court, the Hopi Tribal Court, the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Tribal Court, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community Tribal Court, and the States of Arizona and Nebraska.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Native American Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
Nebraska
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Partner, Brad S. Jolly & Associates
-Current
Founding Partner, Small Indian Law Firm in Denver, Colorado
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Associate, Small Indian Law Firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Assistant Attorney General, Colorado River Indian Tribes
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Law Clerk, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
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Law Clerk, Colorado River Indian Tribes
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Education
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - Arizona State UniversityJ.D. (1997)Federal Indian Law
Honors: cum laude, Alan A. Matheson Service Award, Pedrich Scholar
Activities: President, Native American Law Students Association; Member, Indian Legal Program Faculty Committee
University of California - BerkeleyB.A.Native American Studies
Honors: With Honors
Professional Associations
Member, Arizona State Bar
Current
Activities: Member, Indian Law Section
Member, Nebraska State Bar
Current
Member, United States Supreme Court Bar
Current
Member, United States Federal Court of Claims Bar
Current
Member, United States District Court, Arizona, Bar
Current
Member, United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit Bar
Current
Member, United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit Bar
Current
Member, United States District Court, Nebraska, Bar
Current
Member, United States District Court, Colorado, Bar
Current
Member, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Court Bar
Current
Member, Hopi Tribal Court Bar
Current
Member, Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Bar
Current

PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • "Fighting the Continued Attacks on Tribal Sovereignty" in Emerging Issues in Tribal-State Relations
    Aspatore Books
  • The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: The Unwavering Policy of Termination Continues, 29 Ariz. St. L.J. 273, 1997
    Arizona State Law Journal

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Website
Blog: Brad S. Jolly & Associates Indian Law Updates

    CONTACT & MAP

    15355 Gadsden Dr.
    Brighton, CO 80603
    USA
    Telephone: 720.685.7105
    Fax: 501.639.9206