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Brian McClatchey

Phone: (510) 835-3020

Brian McClatchey is a senior associate with Maier Pfeffer Kim Geary & Cohen LLP. Brian’s practice involves tribal governance, economic development, gaming and business transactions, and other matters involving tribal, federal, and state law. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Brian was Policy Director for the Spokane City Council after serving as in-house gaming counsel for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and later as an associate at a large national law firm’s Indian law practice, where he worked on treaty rights litigation and tribal finance matters.

Some of Brian’s published work has appeared in the American Indian Law Review, the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and the University of Idaho Law Review, and he has given presentations at conferences such as the Northwest Gaming Law Summit.

Public service has always been a part of Brian’s professional life, and in pursuing that obligation, Brian has served on the City of Spokane’s Plan Commission and the Spokane County Redistricting Committee, and is past president of the Idaho State Bar’s and Spokane County Bar Association’s Indian Law Sections.

Brian earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Washington. Prior to his undergraduate studies, Brian served in the U.S. Navy.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2005
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2002

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Washington
  • Idaho (inactive)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington