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Peebles Kidder Announces Xavier Barraza New Partner

18 Jan 24

By Peebles Kidder

Washington, D.C. — Peebles Kidder Bergin & Robinson LLP, is pleased to announce that Xavier Barraza has been elevated to partner in the firm.

Mr. Barraza represents tribal clients across a broad spectrum of areas including Indian housing, tax, finance, economic development, natural resources law, Tribal codes and ordinances, policy, litigation, and veterans' affairs.

He joined the Firm in 2022 bringing years of policy and legal experience to the team. He has assisted in the passing of Congressional bills and worked with Tribal leaders to provide testimony at Congressional hearings in successful efforts to prevent the passage of bills that would undermine Tribal housing, water, and sanitation funding.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Haskell Indian Nations and his Juris Doctorate with a Certificate in Indian Law, from University of New Mexico School of Law. An enrolled member of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, he was born in Sacramento, California and raised on his tribe's reservation in Hopland, California.

Mr. Barraza is admitted to practice law in the states of New Mexico and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Barraza will continue to serve clients in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.