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Daniel I S J Rey-Bear

Daniel I S J Rey-Bear

also known as Dan Rey-Bear, Daniel Ivan Sigmund Jordan Rey-Bear

Practice areas:

Native Peoples Law

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About Me

Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Native Peoples Law: 100%
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Contact Info

Nordhaus Law Firm, LLP

421 W Riverside Ave Ste 1004
Spokane, WA, 99201-0410


NMAuthorized to practice law199705/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
First Prize, American Indian Law Writing CompetitionAmerican Indian Law Review1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of New Mexico School of Law2004 - 2013
PartnerNordhaus Law Firm, LLP1997 - Present
Staff AttorneyU.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit1995 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Spokane County Bar Association, Indian Law SectionChairperson2015 - 2016
American Law InstituteElected Member2012 - Present
American Law InstituteAdvisor, Restatement of American Indian Law2012 - Present
California Indian Law Association (CILA)Vice President2010 - 2011
California Indian Law Association (CILA)President2009 - 2010
California Indian Law Association (CILA)Vice President2006 - 2007
California Indian Law Association (CILA)Board Member2005 - 2011
Federal Bar Association, Indian Law SectionConference Co-Chair1998 - 2001

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Armijo v. Pueblo of Lagunawin

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Federal LawyerUnited States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation: The Executive Branch's Latest Effort to Repudiate Federal Trust Duties to Indians2011
American Indian Law ReviewThe Flathead Water Quality Standards Dispute: Legal Bases for Tribal Regulatory Authority Over Non-Indian Reservation Lands1995

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U.S. Green Building CouncilBD+CLEED AP2012
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Rice UniversityMechanical EngineeringB.S.1992
Rice UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Spokane County Bar Association, Indian Law SectionRestatement of American Indian Law2015
Tribal Water LawFederal Trust Duties2014
Tribal Employment Rights and LawNLRA in Indian Country2014
Spokane County Bar Association, Indian Law SectionLitigation Update2014
Biomass Renewable Energy OpportunitiesTribal Forestry Carbon Sequestration2014
Tribal Water LawFederal-Tribal Trust Duties2013
Eleventh Annual Indian Law ConferenceEthics Issues in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation2011
36th Annual FBA Indian Law ConferenceTrust Land and Law Issues2011
University of California at HastingsProspects for Red and green Justice and Development2010
Tribal Guide to Employment and Labor LawApplication of Federal Laws to Tribal Businesses2009
Pueblo Tribal Water Quality and Environmental Health TrainingTribal Water Quality Standards2008
USET Semi-Annual MeetingTribal Courts, Law Enforcement, & Trust Acquisitions2006
12th Annual Tribal-EPA ConferenceDeveloping Tribal Environmental Laws2004
Natural Resources & Environmental Law on the ReservationU.S. Supreme Court Indian Trust Decisions2003
28th Annual FBA Indian Law ConferenceTribal Trust Resource Mismanagement Claims2003
Second Annual California Indian Law ConferenceFederal Acquisition of Land in Trust for Indians2002
Natural Resources and Environmental Law on the ReservationTribal Trust Resource Mismanagement Claims2002
Natural Resources and Environmental Law on the ReservationIndian Tribes and FOIA2001
EPA Regional IX Trust Responsibility WorkshopJudicial Enforcement of Federal Trust Responsibility for Environmental Matters2000
California Environmental Law ConferenceTribal-State Environmental Cooperative Agreements2000
California Environmental Law ConferenceTribal-State Environmental Jurisdiction Disputes1999
Ninth Annual ABA Conference on Environment and Development in Indian CountryFederal Indian Law and Environmental Justice1997