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Bradley Bledsoe Downes

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Founding member and Managing Partner, Bledsoe Downes & Rosier, PC

Attorney At Law
Bledsoe Downes & Rosier, PC
Bradley Bledsoe Downes is a founding member and Managing Partner of Bledsoe Downes & Rosier, PC since January 2006.

 

 

 

He has been active in youth sports, coaching competitive girls’ fast pitch softball and youth baseball. Best Lawyers in America – Gaming Law (2005-2009); Rising Star (2004) Practice Areas:   Federal Indian Law; Indian Gaming; Tribal Government Sovereign Authority and Regulation; Civil litigation; Economic Development; Business; Employment and Labor; Fee to Trust Transfers; Indian Child Welfare; Governmental Relations.
Mr. Bledsoe Downes is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation. He has extensive experience in tribal governmental and jurisdictional matters, tribal-state intergovernmental relations and negotiations, and tribal-third party business transactions, and is a frequent speaker at conferences. Mr. Bledsoe Downes served on-reservation for over three years as the Tribal Attorney for the Hoopa Valley Tribe and he currently serves as General Counsel to the Elk Valley Rancheria, California. Mr. Bledsoe Downes is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and the State Bar of California.
Admitted:
California; Arizona; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; Hoopa Valley Tribal Court; Yurok Tribal Court; Quechan Tribal Court; Hopi Tribal Court.
Education:
University of California at Los Angeles; Arizona State University College of Law (J.D., 1994).
Member:
State Bar of Arizona, Indian Law Section; Treasurer (2008-2009), At Large Representative (2006-2008); Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Reported Cases:

 

  • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. Wilson 987 F.Supp. 804 (N.D. Cal 1997)
  • Bugenig v. Hoopa Valley Tribe, Case No. C-98-3409 CW (N.D. Cal 1999)
  • Bugenig v. Hoopa Valley Tribe, 25 I.L.R. 6139 (Hoopa Valley Tribal Court of Appeals)
  • Kelsey v. TERO Commission, 25 I.L.R. 6222 (Hoopa Valley Tribal Court of Appeals)
  • Moore v. Hoopa Valley Tribe, 26 I.L.R. 6013 (Hoopa Valley Tribal Court of Appeals)
  • Orozco v. Risling, 25 I.L.R. 6223 (Hoopa Valley Tribal Court of Appeals)
  • Pratt v. Hoopa Valley Police Department, 25 I.L.R. 6250 (Hoopa Valley Tribal Court of Appeals)