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Little Fawn Boland

Little Fawn BolanLittle Fawn Boland is the founder and sole practitioner of  LFB Legal, PC, offering comprehensive general counsel services to tribal governments and tribal entities.

She is experienced in multiple practice areas including litigation, tribal administrative and transactional law.

As an attorney and professional, she has experience in real estate and business development, corporate and tribal governance, project management, finance, and legislative analysis.

Prior to founding LFB Legal, Little Fawn was a partner with Rosette & Associates, PC, a Native American-owned and operated law firm representing tribal governments and tribal entities nationwide. During her tenure, Little Fawn protected tribal rights and interests, including assertions of tribal civil and/or criminal jurisdiction, enforcement of federal trust obligations, enforcement of tribal-state gaming compacts, assertions of tribal sovereign immunity, and the protection of cultural, environmental, and resource rights.

With Rosette & Associates, she specifically provided general and special counsel services to tribes and tribal entities in a range of areas including litigation, administrative law, contract negotiation and project finance, advocacy and negotiation with outside governments, NEPA compliance, and Indian Lands Decision and Fee-to-Trust applications as related the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. She also crafted comprehensive employment law handbooks for tribes.

From 2006-2007, Little Fawn served as General Counsel of the Washoe Tribe, providing legal counsel to the tribal government, departments, and boards. She advocated for and defended the interests and trust assets of the tribe, negotiated intergovernmental agreements and drafted tribal codes, policies and ordinances, always with the fundamental goal of protecting tribal sovereignty.

Prior to her service to the Washoe Tribe, Little Fawn’s legal career included positions as Teacher’s Assistant at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law Legal Education Opportunity Program, Semester Extern for the Honorable Judge James Robertson, Superior Court of California, and Law Clerk for the firm of Lynch, Gilardi & Grummer in San Francisco, California.

Amongst her many professional activities and associations, Little Fawn was chosen from hundreds of candidates to participate in the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (ABA TIPS) Leadership Academy, a unique four-part funded program to prepare 20 leaders to excel within the profession. She also currently serves as Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Government Law Committee, as Board Member of the ABA’s Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice, and as General Counsel for Women Empowering Women in Indian Nations.

Little Fawn earned her Juris Doctor in 2005 from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law, where she was a moot court champion and ranked second in the world at the 2004 Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

She is an enrolled member of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa of the San Juan de Guadalupe Pueblo in Las Cruses, New Mexico.