Jesse Heibel holds a JD degree and Certificates in American Indian Law and Natural Resources Law from the University of Colorado Law School and a BS in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Before joining the firm, Jesse represented Indian tribes and tribally owned entities in both private practice and the non-profit sector. Jesse’s practice touches on all aspects of tribal governance, with a particular focus on natural resources, economic development, regulatory compliance, and litigation. He has also authored scholarships on a variety of subjects including publications in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the University of Colorado Law Review, and the American Bar Association Human Rights Magazine.
While in law school, Jesse was involved in the National Native American Law Student Association, participating in the National Moot Court Competition as both a participant and coach. He also volunteered as both a student and supervising attorney with the Acequia Assistance Project to help historic irrigation cooperatives in Colorado’s San Luis Valley secure and maintain water rights. As a result of his work at the intersection of natural resource and American Indian law, Jesse was awarded the Gary C. Bryner Award for Distinguished Service by Colorado Law faculty. Jesse is committed to serving native people and advancing tribal rights and is honored to continue pursuing this passion through his work at the firm.