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Ben Myers (Pomo/Wailacki)

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Indian Law Fellow                 

Ben Myers joined Berkey Williams LLP as the Firm’s 2019-2020 Indian Law Fellow.  Mr. Myers is Pomo and Wailacki.  He is a third-generation tribal attorney.

Mr. Myers obtained Bachelor’s Degrees in English and History from Stanford University in 2014.  His research focused on the impacts and aftermath of colonialism in America, particularly the negative impacts of the Spanish mission system on California Indian tribes.

After completing his undergraduate degrees, Mr. Myers attended the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 2017.  During law school, Mr. Myers took courses on federal Indian law, tribal cultural property, and tribal governments. In 2015 and 2016, he competed in the National Native American Law Students Association moot court competitions in Arizona and Michigan.  In 2017, Mr. Myers and UCLA’s NALSA chapter hosted the NNALSA moot court competition in Los Angeles.

For two years following law school, Mr. Myers served as a staff attorney at the National Indian Justice Center in Santa Rosa, CA. During his time there, Mr. Myers provided training and technical assistance to tribes across the country, with a particular focus on tribal transportation and ICWA issues.

Mr. Myers is excited to join Berkey Williams as a Fellow and looks forward to continuing to serve tribes using his legal knowledge and experience.