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.
April 25, 2023
Posted by Tierra Marks. On October 6, 2022, our team filed a lawsuit on behalf of brothers Dusty and Bucky Stone against the Board of County Commissioners for the County of Quay, the Quay County Road Superintendent, and two private citizens with land adjacent to the Stones’ property. Although the firm focuses its practice on [...]
March 28, 2023
Posted by Tierra Marks. On March 22, 2023, Barnhouse Keegan Solimon & West received the exhilarating news that the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Jemez Pueblo’s favor in Pueblo of Jemez v. United States confirming Jemez Pueblo’s aboriginal Indian title ownership to Banco Bonito located in what is now the Valles Caldera National Preserve. This case began [...]
December 7, 2022
Posted by Michelle Miano. On November 9, 2022, BKSW was honored to host the University of New Mexico School of Law Tribal Law Journal for a listening session of the Brackeen v. Haaland oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. Students, professors, attorneys and paralegals listened for over three hours as the justices inquired about [...]
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