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Ryan’s practice focuses on representing businesses and tribal governments in public affairs, gaming, taxation, and energy development. He is also devoted to defending individuals’ constitutional rights and handles civil rights and intentional tort cases from around the United States. A former U.S. District Court law clerk, Ryan has an eye towards the inner-workings of the federal courts, complex litigation, and trial practice. He writes prolifically about matters critical to Indian country, and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and law reviews. Ryan currently serves as the Tribal Court Litigation Chair of the American Bar Association’s Business & Corporate Litigation Committee; is a member of the WSBA’s Trial Advocacy Program Steering Committee; and is a Trustee on the WSBA’s Indian Law Section. He is also an Assistant Editor of the ABA’s Affiliate magazine and the National Lawyer’s Guild Law Review. He has been named a “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers rating service from 2013-15.


 


Bar Admissions: Washington U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court (Western Washington, Eastern Washington), Suquamish Tribal Court, Nooksack Tribal Court, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Court, Tulalip Tribal Court, Chehalis Tribal Court, Puyallup Tribal Court, Chehalis Tribal Court, Winnebago Tribal Court, Tribal Court for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, Muckleshoot Tribal Court.

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Practice areas

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  1. Native Peoples Law: 60%
  2. Civil Rights: 40%

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  • Gemma N Zanowski

    Ryan is the best of the best in his field. His knowledge is seemingly endless. He works harder than any attorney I know. His writing is superb. He truly cares about his clients and their causes. He is excellence epitomized.

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Galanda Broadman PLLC

8606 35th Avenue NE.
Suite. L1
Seattle, WA, 98115

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyGalanda Broadman, PLLC2011 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana2010 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Indian Law Section, Young Lawyer’s Division, National Lawyer’s GuildN/A2010 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Arizona Law ReviewCuring the Tribal Disenrollment epidemic: In Search of Remedy2015
Indian Country TodayForfeiting Federalism: The Faustian Pact with Big Tobacco2015
ABATribal Court Litigation - Deskbook Chapter2015
Energy Law JournalALTERNATIVE ENERGY IN AMERICAN INDIAN COUNTRY: CATERING TO BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN2013
University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law ReviewCONGRESS’ TREATMENT OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: ADDING INSULT TO NATIVE WOMENS’ INJURY2013
CrosscutRevictimizing Native Women for Political Purposes2012
American Journal of Economics and SociologyEconomic Development, Native Nations, and Solar Projects2012
Washington State Bar Association Indian Law Section NewsletterIn the Courts of Your Deadliest Enemy2012
Gaming Law Review and EconomicsKeeping It Clean for the Future of Indian Gaming2012
Indian Country TodayHouse Republicans Add Insult to Indian Injury2012
Turtle TalkAre Hopes for the HEARTH Act Too High?2012
American Bar Association Journal, Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate LitigationTribal Court Litigation2012
Indian Country TodayThe Shifting Tide of Economic Policy: Will Indian Country Be Left to Drown?2011
Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 68, p. 27Native Nation Economic Development Via the Implementation of Solar Projects: How to Make it Work2011
National Lawyer's Guild Review, Vol. 67, p. 65Tribal Court Jurisdiction Stripping: Another Trip Down the Rabbit’s Hole2011
Solar Thermal MagazineSolar Development in American Indian Country2011
PV MagazineSolar Development Opportunities Ripe in American Indian Country2011
Planet-Profit ReportSolar power on tribal lands (Part I)2011
Native American TimesCigarette Tax: Not About Money?2011
Planet-Profit ReportTribal energy projects must reflect cultural values (Part II)2011
Indian Law NewsletterThe Road to Alternative Energy in Indian Country: Is it a Dead End?2011
Indian Country TodaySolar Energy: Enlightening Tribal Economies2011
Native American TimesEnlightening Quechan Tribe v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior2011
Solar Novus TodayThe U.S. Clean Energy Economy: Buy Indian2011
International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development Occasional Paper No. 45Solar as an Economic Development Tool in American Indian Country2011
34 Journal of Energy & Development, p. 141Economic Development, Native Nations, and Solar Projects2011
The CircleTribes Going Green and the Buy Indian Act2011
Indian Country TodayGoing Green and Buying Indian2011
Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 16, p. 237Just War and International Law: An Argument for a Deontological Approach to Humanitarian Law2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2010
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LSJ Luncheon ForumPolicing on Indian Reservations2012
Knowledge is Power! 2012 Tribal Tobacco Tax Training and SeminarAttacks on Tribal Sovereignty via the STOP ACT, PACT ACT, and the Master Settlement Agreement2012
George Romney Institute for Law and Public Policy Lecture SeriesHow to Approach Civil Rights in the 21st Century2012
19th Annual Washington Construction LawContracting Opportunities in Indian Country2012
7th Annual Re-Emerging Northwest Tribal EconomiesIndian Renewable Energy Are We Finally There Yet? Is Significant Tribal Renewable Energy Development Upon Us?2011
9th Annual Symposium of Native ScholarshipCourts, Civil Rights and Economic Development: An Argument for Moving Beyond the Indian Civil Rights Act2010