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Bree is an Associate in the Seattle office. Her practice focuses on federal court and tribal court litigation involving tribal governments, enterprises and businesses.  She also represents individuals and families in cases involving civil rights and wrongful death claims.

Before joining Galanda Broadman, Bree served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Brian M. Morris in the District of Montana Great Falls Division, which has civil and criminal jurisdiction over several Indian reservations. She regularly encountered federal procedural and jurisdictional issues involving tribal parties, including tribal sovereign immunity and tribal court jurisdiction.

Prior to her federal court clerkship, Bree served as a youth advocate and case manager at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation’s Labateyah Youth Home in Seattle, where she advanced the interests of formerly homeless young adults.

Bree is an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; her Indian name is “Prized Woman.”


Bree likes to powwow dance, hunt, and hike in her free time. She also enjoys traveling with her parents, acclaimed artists Catherine Black Horse and Terrance Guardipee to Native American art shows across the country. Bree was born and raised in the Seattle area.


Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2013

  • American Indian Law Journal, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief

  • Native American Law Student Association, President

  • Douglas R. Nash Native American Law Scholarship Award, Recipient

  • Moot Court Board, Member

Seattle Pacific University, B.A., Political Science, 2010

Bar Admissions

State of Washington
U.S District Court for the Western District of Washington
U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Chehalis Tribal Court
Hualapai Tribal Court
Tulalip Tribal Court
Nisqually Tribal Court
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Court


Washington State Bar Association

ACLU-WA, Legal Committee Member, 2018 – Present

Seattle University School of Law Center for Indian Law and Policy, Alumni Advisory Board Member, 2015 – Present

American Indian Law Journal, External Advisor, 2016 – Present

Recent Publications

The Risks and Benefits of Tribal Payday Lending and the Tenuous Right to Tribal Sovereign Immunity, American Indian Law Journal, Volume I, Spring Issue 2013

Native Lives Matter: Claiming Wrongful Death in Honor of Life, Galanda Broadman, Occasional Paper, November 2017

Awards and Recent Seminars

Speaker, “50 Years of the Indian Civil Rights Act: Protection and Denial of the Civil Rights of Native Americans,” University of New Mexico School of Law Symposium, March 9, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speaker, “Getting to Know Indian Country,” ACLU-WA CLE, March 12, 2018, Seattle, Washington

Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018

National Center for American Indian Economic Development, 40 Under 40 Award Recipient, 2016