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.

Bar Membership
Court Admissions
Other Info

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


  • Coquille Tribal Court
  • Siletz Tribal Court


  • 9th Circuit
  • Federal District Court of Oregon

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