Throughout our firm’s history, we have been committed to the interests of Indian tribes, bringing claims against the United States and others that have taken us before every level of the federal court system.
Our firm has extensive experience in tribal economic development and our attorneys are well versed in the competitive tax and regulatory advantages of doing business in Indian Country.
In addition to our extensive work with Indian affairs, our firm maintains an active general law practice representing clients in business litigation matters, business and commercial matters, real estate transactions, water law, personal injury, wills, and estates.
November 2, 2020
Posted by Tierra Marks. We want to give a shout out to Josett Monette, who recently became the Managing Attorney of the Native American Program at New Mexico Legal Aid (“NMLA”). Although we are sad to have Josett leave the firm, we are excited for her and for her future clients! NMLA provides legal services [...]
August 24, 2020
Posted by Tierra Marks. When Karl E. Johnson, one of the founding members of our law firm, passed on Monday June 3, 2019, we lost a great lawyer, friend and person. Even though it has been over a year, we continue to think of Karl often, and remember him fondly as we work to ensure [...]
August 3, 2020
Posted by Cole Bauman. Indian Nations codify various tribal classifications within their constitutions and laws. Such actions are exercises of self-government and exemplify the inherent sovereign powers that federally recognized tribes retain. For example, the right of an Indian nation to define its own membership requirements “has long been recognized as central to [tribal] existence.” [...]
July 10, 2020
Posted by Tierra Marks. On July 9, 2020, the United States Supreme Court awarded a significant win for Indian Nations and the protection of their lands in McGirt v. Oklahoma, 591 U.S. ___ (2020). In McGirt, the Supreme Court held that the land promised to and reserved for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation remains Indian Country, [...]
About Barnhouse Keegan Solimon & West
Barnhouse Keegan Solimon & West, a law firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is dedicated to serving native people, tribal and business interests throughout the United States. Our team of attorneys brings a wealth of expertise addressing Indian law issues and the specialized needs of native tribal governments and entities. We are passionately committed to our clients, assertively advocating for their rights from local courtrooms all the way to the Supreme Court. Read More