PRACTICE AREAS: Tribal Governance; Tribal Elections; Tribal Ordinances/Resolutions; Tribal Compacts; Federal Recognition; Indian Gaming; Administrative Law; Tobacco Law; Tribal Self-Sufficiency; Tribal Economic Development and Jurisdictional Litigation.
ADMISSIONS: California; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California.
EDUCATION: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 2010); University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A., Cultural Anthropology, 2004).
PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE: File Clerk, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (2005-2006); Law Clerk, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (2006-2010). Mr. Colburn interned for the firm full-time as a law clerk from 2006 to 2010 gaining significant hands on experience in the areas of Federal-Recognition Administrative Process; Federal-Recognition Litigation; Tribal-State Compacts; Tribal-State Compact Bad Faith Negotiation Litigation; Jurisdictional Litigation; Fee-to-Trust Processes; Indian Gaming Litigation; Administrative Law Litigation; Environmental Impact Statements; ′638′ Contracts; and Representation of Tribally-Owned and Operated Economic Entities.
ASSOCIATIONS: California State Bar Association.
Mr. Colburn has an extensive background in indigenous cultures. He also has extensive experience in the area of Tribal Governance including Tribal and Secretarial Elections; Enrollment Issues; and Tribal Constitutional Construction. Mr. Colburn is experienced in drafting tribal ordinances and resolutions including gaming and election ordinances.
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