The Dorsay & Easton Team

Brett Kenney, Partner

Meet Brett Kenney

Brett has represented tribal governments for over 25 years. He advises tribal clients on a wide variety of complex and strategic matters including economic development, gaming, natural resources and environmental issues, land into trust issues, and tribal code development.

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Education
Bar Membership
Court Admissions
Experience
Other Info
Education

Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, Indiana

Juris Doctor (1992)  

  • Thomas J. White Scholar, 1989-92
  • Articles Editor, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy
  • Concannon Programme for International Law, London England, 1990-91

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

B.A. Sociology / Mathematics (1989)

  • Most Outstanding Student, 1989
  • Academic Excellence Award, 1989
  • Dean’s List 1987-89
Bar Membership

State of Oregon

Court Admissions

Tribal:

  • Coquille Tribal Court
  • Siletz Tribal Court

Federal:

  • 9th Circuit
  • Federal District Court of Oregon
Experience

Dorsay & Easton, LLP, Portland, Oregon

Attorney, June 2015 to Present

 

Coquille Indian Tribe, North Bend, Oregon

General Counsel, June 2004 to June, 2015

 

Kell, Alterman & Runstein, LLP, Portland, Oregon

Associate Attorney, August 2003 to June, 2004

 

Legal Aid Services of Oregon / Native American Program, Portland, Oregon

Managing Attorney, July 1997 to August 2003

 

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Siletz, Oregon

Staff Attorney, January 1996 to July 1997

 

Minor & Boone, PC, Newport, Oregon

Associate Attorney, September 1992 to January 1996

Other Info
  • Adjunct Professor, Indian law, University of Oregon, 2016.
  • Board Member Coos Douglas County Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Executive Committee Oregon State Bar Indian Law Section
  • Vice Chair, Lighthouse School Board of Directors
  • “Tribes as Managers of Federal Natural Resources,” ABA Journal of Natural Resources & Environment, (Summer 2012)
  • “Tribes as Managers of Federal Forest Resources,” Evergreen Magazine (Spring 2014)

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1737 NE Alberta St, Ste 208

Portland, OR 97211

Phone: (503) 790-9060