Kelli Keegan is the managing partner of Barnhouse Keegan Solimon & West LLP. She holds a JD degree and a Certificate in Indian Law from the University of New Mexico School of Law and an Interdisciplinary Sciences degree from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Kelli is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Her practice is focused on civil litigation and appeals, Native American gaming, tax law in Indian Country, commercial transactions and general civil law. She is licensed in the Navajo Nation courts; Colorado, New Mexico and South Dakota state courts; the District of New Mexico and Western District of Texas federal courts; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Before joining the firm, Kelli worked as a contract Special Prosecutor for the Pueblo of Laguna. While in law school, she was awarded Clinical Honors for her work in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic, where she represented Native clients in state court and served in the public defender project with the Pueblo of Laguna Court. She also received the Advocacy Award from the American Indian Law Center’s Pre-Law Summer Institute.