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Gabriel “Gabe”
Galanda is a Partner in the Seattle
office of Galanda Broadman, PLLC.  Gabe’s practice focuses on complex, multi-party litigation
and crisis management, representing tribal governments and businesses.  He
is skilled at defending tribes and Indian-owned enterprises from legal attacks
by local, state and federal governments, and representing plaintiffs and
defendants in catastrophic personal injury lawsuits.  Gabe also assists
tribes with transactions and strategy related to various economic development
initiatives, and works with publicly-traded and other sophisticated companies
that do business in Indian Country.  He also mediates and arbitrates
disputes between tribal and non-tribal parties, including conflicts between
tribal and local, state or federal governments.  


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Practice areas


  1. Native Peoples Law: 100%
    15 years

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  • John Scott Swimmer

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Contact info

Galanda Broadman

8606 35th Avenue NE, Ste. L1
P.O. Box 15146
Seattle, WA, 98115-0146


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best in Native American LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Excellence in Diversity AwardWashington State Bar Association2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Puget Sound Region's Best LawyersSeattle Business Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Difference MakerAmerican Bar Association, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division2012
Best Lawyers in the Puget Sound RegionSeattle Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Pro Bono CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Best Lawyers in the Puget Sound RegionPuget Sound Business Journal2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
40 Under 40Puget Sound Business Journal2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Native American 40 Under 40National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Doug Mason Memorial AwardMunicipal League of King County2005
WSBA Young Lawyers Division's Outstanding Young LawyerWashington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Leading Edge LitigatorWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGalanda Broadman2010 - Present
MemberWilliams Kastner2008 - 2010
AssociateWilliams Kastner2000 - 2007
Congressional InternOffice of Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)1998 - 1998
InternHonorable Frank R. Zapata, United States District Judge1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gaming Law ReviewEditorial Board2007 - Present
National Native American BarMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar Association, Gaming Law CommitteeChair2007 - 2010
Washington State Bar Association, Indian Law SectionChair2004 - 2005
Washington State Bar Association, Indian Law SectionChair Elect2003 - 2004
Indian Legal Scholars ProgramChair2003 - 2010
Northwest Indian Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Northwest Indian Bar AssociationVice-President2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Yakama Nation v. USDA (E.D. Wash 2010)Permanent Injunction Against United States
State v. Clark (Wash. 2013)Affirmed Conviction But Also Affirmed Tribal Sovereignty
CTGW v. Thurston County (9th Cir. 2013)Reversal In Favor of Tribe
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Publication nameTitleDate
Gaming Law Review and EconomicsThe Reluctant Watchdog: How National Indian Gaming Commission Inaction Helps Tribes Disenroll Members for Profit and Jeopardizes Indian Gaming as We Know It2016
Arizona Law ReviewCuring the Tribal Disenrollment Epidemic: In Search of a Remedy2015
King County Bar NewsletterState v. Shale - Supreme Court Moves WA in the Wrong Tribal Direction2015
ABATribal Court Litigation - Deskbook Chapter2015
Gaming Law SummitTribal Lawyer Ethics: Gaming Per Capita Disputes2015
Indian Country TodayBack To The Future: The GOP And Tribal Termination2015
Indian Country TodayTribal Per Capitas and Self-Termination2014
Indian Country TodayInside the Dirty-Tricks Playbook of Jack Abramoff2014
16th Annual DC Indian Law Conference, Federal Bar AssociationExposing Abramoff’s Playbook – Exploiting, or Filling, the Ethical Void for Tribal Lawyers2014
Indian Country TodayDefending the Religious Rights of Native Prisoners2014
Indian Country TodayBuy Back Violates International Human Rights2014
Indian Country Today'Cobell' Dishonored by Interior's Buy-Back Plan2014
Indian Country TodayDon't Believe the Land-Consolidation Hype2013
Indian Country TodayHow Tribal Leaders Are Creating Jobs2013
Indian Country TodayAdvancing the State-Tribal Consultation Mandate2012
Indian Country TodayEnforcing International Indigenous Rights in America2012
United Nations Office of the High CommissionerAmerican Indian Treaties: The Consultation Mandate2012
12th Annual Native Nations Law SymposiumThe Business Case for Private Investment and Development in Indian Country (Updated2012
Indian Country TodayInterior’s Consolidation Plan Threatens Indian Land Tenure2012
Indian Country TodayInterior’s Land Consolidation Plan: Another ‘Disaster’ in the Making2012
Indian Country TodayDeploying the U.N. Indigenous Rights Declaration in the Courts of the Conqueror2012
Gaming Law Review and EconomicsEconomic Issues Affecting Native American Gaming2011
Indian Country Today Media NetworkThe State Tax Man Cometh2011
Dispute Resolution JournalArbitration in Indian Country: Taking the Long View2011
Department of Interior Office of Indian Energy and Economic DevelopmentThe Business Case for Private Investment and Development in Indian Country2011
Seattle TimesA Precedent for Native Americans' Religious Freedom in Washington Prisons2011
Indian Country TodayAttack on the Tribal Middle Class (Parts 1-3)2011
Indian Country TodayBuy Indian: What are we waiting for?2010
Puget Sound Business JournalA Primer for Doing Business in Indian Country2010
Indian Country TodayCompleting the Circle: Advancing Native Inmate Religious Rights2010
Galanda Broadman BlogBuy Indian: Calling All Tribal Leaders!2010
Galanda Broadman BlogBuy Indian Part II: Calling All Casino Managers!2010
Federal Indian LawyerThe Federal Indian Consultation Right: A Frontline Defense Against Tribal Sovereignty Incursion2010
Indian GamingFederal Indian Consultation: Frontline Protection for Tribal Casinos When the Feds Come Knocking2010
Indian GamingTribal Sports Business, Law & Regulation: A Win-Win-Win Proposition2009
Entertainment and Sports LawyerSports, Deals, and Indian Country2009
Indian Country TodayHolding Big Insurance Captive-Part 12009
Indian Country TodayHolding Big Insurance Captive-Part 22009
Law Trends & NewsThe Law of Business in Indian Country2009
Indian Country TodayIndian Law on the Bar Exam Benefits Everyone2009
Gaming Law GazetteSmart Bets in Indian Country: A Gaming Lawyer's Primer2008
Business Law TodayDeal or No Deal? Understanding Indian Country Transactions2008
Indian Law NewsletterTribal Sports: Cultivating Healthy Indians - and Tribal Economies2008
Indian Country TodayLeveraging Tribal Sovereign Economic Advantages to Attract Private Investment in Indian Country2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
Western Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Native American Month EventAmerican Indian Law for the Boeing Lawyer2014
Guest LectureFinding the Cure for the American Indian Disenrollment Epidemic2014
16th Annual DC Indian Law ConferenceWhat Are The Ethical Considerations Of Representing Opposing Factions In Tribal Government Disputes?2014
Tribal Government Online Lending SymposiumA Quick History Lesson: Foundational Elements of Tribal Sovereignty, Tribal Self-Governance and the Government to Government Mandate2012
Silver State Mining and Tribal ForumThe Federal Indian Consultation Right2012
RES 2012Talking Tribal Sports and Entertainment2012
RES 2012Myths and Realities of Limited Sovereign Immunity Waiver2012
12th Annual Native Nations Law SymposiumTribal Economic Development Update2012
The Role of ADR in Disputes Concerning TribesThe Role of Third-party ADR in Resolving Disputes Between Indian and Non-Indian Parties2011
RES 2011How Doing Business With Indians Will Improve Your Bottom Line2011
Trading at the RiverMaking "Buy Indian" A Marketplace Reality2010
Challenges and Solutions to Economic Development Indian CountryTop 5 Tribal Business Laws2010
8th Annual Northwest Gaming Law SummitThe Federal Indian Consultation Right: Sword and Shield Against Federal Indian Gaming Enforcement Actions2010
Reservation Economic Summit 2009Best Tribal Corporate Codes, Structures & Practices2009
Picture This!Tribal Entity Protection2009
Picture This!Leveraging Tribal Self-Insurance Possibilities: What Are We Waiting For?2009
Northwest Native American Economic Development Conference,Unique Economic Development Initiatives in the Northwest2009
King County Bar AssociationBuilding a Book of Business for Attorneys of Color2009
ABA Section of Business Law Spring MeetingAnnual Review in Developmentes in Business & Corporate Litigation2009
ABA Section of Business Law Spring MeetingEmerging Legal Issues in Online Gaming2009
5th Annual Emerging Northwest Tribal EconomiesTribal Entity Formation and Protection2009
27th Annual Finance Conference for Indian CountryLeveraging Tribal Self-Insurance Possibilities2009
13th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law MinefieldTribal Gaming Deals: Business, Law & Regulation2009