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Andrew B. Reid

Title: 1) Founder and Senior Counsel; 2) Adjunct Professor
Company: 1) Reid Law LLC; 2) University of Denver
Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States

Andrew B. Reid, founder and senior counsel at Reid Law LLC and adjunct professor at the University of Denver, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in legal services and advocacy.

With nearly five decades of experience, Mr. Reid has carved out a distinguished career in federal Indian law, international and human rights law of Indigenous peoples, and earth jurisprudence. Currently excelling as the founder and senior counsel at Reid Law LLC since 2019. In this role, he provides legal counsel and strategic guidance, focusing on advancing the liberation of indigenous communities from colonial occupation and rule. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver since 2008. Additionally, he has served as senior counsel at Walter L. Gerash Law Firm since 2004 and senior counsel at Hannon Law Firm from 2003 to 2004.

Mr. Reid has served as special counsel to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the United Sioux Tribes, providing crucial legal insights and representation. Additionally, he acted as counsel for several public interest organizations, including Western Solidarity, Western Nebraska Resources Council, Black Hills Alliance, and Downwinders. His commitment to public service is also highlighted by his roles as staff legal counsel at the Public Interest Law Office, Menominee Indian Reservation, and as a law student intern with the University of Oklahoma Law School Prison Project.

Additionally, Mr. Reid has served as an adjunct professor at Metro State College and Oglala Lakota College, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and as a guest lecturer at various institutions. His dedication to education extends to tutoring roles, including teaching sociology, math, and English at the University of Oklahoma and serving as a Headstart Tutor for inner-city children.

Mr. Reid pursued a human relations master’s program at the University of Oklahoma from 1972 to 1974, followed by earning a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with a minor in human relations, psychology, and ethnic studies, graduating with high honors in 1974. He then completed a Bachelor of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma that same year. In 1978, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma School of Law, which was complemented by coursework in Law at the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He furthered his legal education with a Master of Laws from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver in 2004. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, multiple United States Courts of Appeals and District Courts, and various state Supreme Courts, including Colorado, Nebraska, and South Dakota. He also holds a legal education certificate in British common law from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in the Bahamas.

Mr. Reid has significantly contributed to the legal field through his extensive creative works and presentations. These include presentations such as “Reforming the Adversarial Model – Seeking Harmony” at the Eugene Dupuch Law School in Nassau, The Bahamas, “Understanding the Treaties of the Oceti Sakowin Oyate” at various conferences, including the Youth Treaty Conference in Rapid City, SD, and the Center for Indigenous Peoples Rights at Roger Williams University School of Law. He has also contributed numerous presentations and journal articles and serves on the board of editors for the American Indian Law Review at the University of Oklahoma.

In addition to his primary vocation, Mr. Reid has maintained his involvement by providing crucial legal support to the Indigenous-led resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline through his work with the Water Protector Legal Collective in North Dakota. Additionally, he holds several memberships and serves on various panels, including his role as a panel member on Environmental Law and Social Change at events such as the Black Hills International Survival Gathering and the Rocky Mountain & High Plains Regional Nonviolence Gathering. He has also served as a panel member on Indian Water Rights and the Nuclear Free Zone for the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Mr. Reid was recognized as a reviewer for the National High School Mock Trial Championship and honored as the Nebraskans for Peace Peacemaker of the Year. Additionally, he served as a National Lawyers Guild Energy Delegation delegate. HE credits his success to e open-mindedness, creativity, honesty, discipline, and trustworthiness in his client advocacy. 

Looking ahead, Mr. Reid is dedicated to challenging the colonial dominance imposed by the United States over more than 500 indigenous nations. Additionally, he extends his advocacy to the Caribbean, where he supports the rights of the Garifuna people. 

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