Sacramento, CA — Peebles Kidder Bergin & Robinson, is pleased to announce that W. Blake Follis has been elevated to partner in the firm.
Mr. Follis represents tribal clients across a broad spectrum of areas including economic development, federal Indian law, water and natural resources law, tribal government gaming, administrative negotiations, and litigation.
He joined the Firm in 2020 following his service as the first Attorney General of the Modoc Nation. During his tenure as Attorney General, Mr. Follis oversaw the acquisition of over 1,100 acres of Modoc ancestral homelands in California, including the acquisition of a municipal airport. From 2016-2019, he served as the Member at Large for the State of Kansas Water Office on the Kansas Regional Advisory Committee.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and 2009 respectively. He received honors on the Dean’s and President’s lists for his baccalaureate degrees. He graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2013, with a focus on Federal Indian Law and Water Law. An enrolled member of the Modoc Nation, Mr. Follis is the first of his Tribe to attend and graduate from law school.
Mr. Follis is admitted to practice law in the states of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. He is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court and federal courts in several jurisdictions.
Mr. Follis will lead the Firm’s office in Topeka, Kansas.