Federal Indian Law
Law School - J.D.
Brandy K.M. Toelupe
Associate | Tilden McCoy + Dilweg LLP
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Boulder, CO 80301
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Brandy K.M. Toelupe (Native Hawaiian) received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 2005 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver (DU) in 2009. Brandy served as the DU Native American Law Students Association’s (NALSA) Director of Vision for the 2007-2008 school year. She later served as the DU NALSA President for the 2008-2009 school year. During and after law school, she was a law clerk at the Native American Rights Fund, working on significant impact cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), tribal governance and federal acknowledgment. Brandy joined Tilden McCoy + Dilweg LLP as a law clerk in February 2010.
Upon entering the Colorado Bar in October 2010, Brandy joined Tilden McCoy + Dilweg LLP as an attorney. She represents tribal governments on federal acknowledgment, general counsel matters, administrative law, legislative advocacy at the federal level, formation of non-profit and for-profit entities, and tribal governance. Brandy’s practice has also included intellectual property protection, such as trademarking and copyrighting.
She is a member of a number of legal associations, including the American Bar Association (ABA), Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Indian Bar Association, and the Native Hawaiian Bar Association. In 2012, Brandy was appointed as the Vice Chair of Electronic Communications for the ABA SEER Native American Resources Committee. In 2013, she was appointed as the Co-Chair for the ABA SEER Native American Resources Committee. Brandy was appointed in 2014 as the Chair for the ABA SEER Native American Resources Committee. She is also admitted to the Yurok Tribal Court Bar and Hoopa Valley Tribal Bar.