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Andrew B. Reid

Attorney

Andrew B. Reid is a civil litigator with 40 years of legal experience. He is passionate about protecting the rights and interests of those who have been subjected to negligence and wrongdoing. With his extensive experience and unwavering commitment to upholding his clients’ rights, Mr. Reid is a valuable member of the team at Springer & Steinberg, P.C.

“As a student in the 1960s I organized against racist housing discrimination in Oklahoma and protested against the Viet Nam War. Later, law became my way of gaining the tools and position I needed to better address societal problems and help improve the world. I sued the United States over nuclear proliferation in the 1980s and won. I've successfully fought for many persons denied their constitutional and human rights, for indigenous peoples, and for the protection of our environment. I continue to fight for my clients and their causes, big and small.” - Andrew B. Reid

Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1978
  • L.L.M., University of Denver, 2004
    Natural Resources/Environmental Law/Policy/Water Law/Policy
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1974
    Sociology, with high honors
  • B.L.S., University of Oklahoma, 1974

Awards & Recognition

  • Participant from the Ved Nanda Center, UN Human Rights Committee 11th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Geneva, Switzerland, 2018
  • Co-Recipient, Law for the People Award, National Lawyers Guild, 2017
  • Delegate from the National Lawyers Guild, 5th International DeGrowth Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2016
  • Board Member, Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law, 2014 – present
  • Delegate from the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, UN Rio +20 Earth Summit and People’s Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012
  • Expert, International Human Rights Association of American Minorities, 2012 – present
  • Delegate from the National Lawyers Guild, World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2010
  • Co-Recipient, Peacemaker of the Year, Nebraskans for Peace, 1992
  • Delegate, National Lawyers Guild Energy Delegation, 1978
  • Board of Editors, American Indian Law Review, University of Oklahoma, 1977
  • Recipient, University of Oklahoma Sooner Standout, 1974
  • Recipient, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1974

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2010, 7th Circuit, 2008, 8th Circuit, 1981, 10th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Courts, Colorado, 1995, Nebraska, 1984, North Dakota, 2017, South Dakota, 1979, Wisconsin, 1978
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1978 (expired)
  • South Dakota Supreme Court, 1979
  • Nebraska Supreme Court, 1983
  • Colorado Supreme Court, 1995

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • International Law Association
  • American Society of International Law
  • Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection
  • Bringing Human Rights Home
  • US Human Rights Network
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of South Dakota
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association

Publications

  • Author: “Celebrating Genocide? The University of Denver ‘Pioneers’,” Denver Law Review, Fall, 2018 (pending)
  • Author: “A Native Prayer,” The Chubu Chronicle, 1994
  • Author: “Overview of Landowner Legal Rights & Options Regarding Military Use of Airspace,” Citizen’s Alert, 1983
  • Author: “The MX Missiles and the Rights of Landowners,” Western Solidarity, 1982
  • Author: “In the Black Hills: Environmental David Slays Corporate Goliath,” Guild Notes, Journal of the National Lawyers Guild, 1981
  • Author: “Application of Union Carbide,” Newsletter of the State Bar of South Dakota, 1981
  • Author: “Enomoto v. Cluchette & Baxter v. Palmigiano, Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” Oklahoma Bar Journal, 1977
  • Author: “Criminal Law: The Major Crimes Act & Indian Sovereignty,” American Indian Law Review, 1977 (for publication)

Lectures and Presentations (recent)

  • Kapital Karma, The Global Ecological Crisis, the Four Dharmic Traditions, and the Native Way Out, Meeting of Experts, Uberoi Foundation for Religious Studies, Denver, Colorado (September 30, 2017)
  • International Human Rights Law of Indigenous Peoples, 80th Annual Convention, National Lawyers Guild, International Committee CLE, Washington DC (August 6, 2017)
  • Sovereignty and Treaty Rights Within an International Law Framework, Buffalo Council Symposium, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado (March 27, 2017)
  • Strategies for Decolonization of Indigenous Peoples, Oceti Sakowin Annual Meeting, Kyle, South Dakota (March 4, 2017)
  • American "Exceptionalism," Human Rights, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: AKA - The Power of Shame, Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association, Denver, Colorado (February 23, 2017)
  • Human Rights Issues and the Dakota Access Pipeline, University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Denver, Colorado (November 14, 2016)
  • UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, City of Denver American Indian Commission, Denver, Colorado (October 8, 2016)
  • Breaking the Ice: Human Rights in US Law, 79th Annual Convention, National Lawyers Guild, Environmental Justice Committee, NYC, NY (August 6, 2016)
  • Litigating Environmental Human Rights as Economic Human Rights in US Courts, 79th Annual Convention, National Lawyers Guild, International Committee CLE, NYC, NY (August 4, 2016)
  • Challenging Colonialism: Advancing Indigenous Peoples Rights, 78th Annual Convention, National Lawyers Guild, International Committee CLE, Oakland, CA (October 22, 2015)
  • Restorative Justice and Genocide of Indigenous Peoples, Symposium on Sand Creek Massacre: Acknowledgement and Repair, University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Denver, Colorado (May 22, 2015)
  • Exploitation of Sacred Sites in Native America, 16th Annual Symposium, Center on Rights Development, University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Denver, Colorado (April 9, 2015)
  • Environmental Catastrophism, 77th Annual Convention, National Lawyers Guild, International Committee CLE, Chicago, Illinois (September 3, 2014)
  • Movement Lawyering, University of Colorado National Lawyers Guild, Boulder, Colorado (October 1, 2013)
  • The Elephant in the Room: Climate Change and the Limits to Growth, 46th Annual Sutton Colloquium, University of Denver Ved Nanda Center on International and Comparative Law CLE, Denver, Colorado (August 21, 2013)
  • Marxism, Materialism, and the Limits to Growth, World Conference, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Paris, France (May 25, 2013)
  • In the Belly of the Beast: Social Justice Lawyering, National Lawyers Guild Annual Midwest Regional Meeting, Kansas City, Kansas (March 4, 2013)
  • From the Ground Up: Rio+20 and New Paradigms for SustainAbility, 45th Annual Sutton Colloquium, University of Denver Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law CLE, Denver, Colorado (November 10, 2012)
  • Social Justice Lawyering, University of Colorado American Civil Liberties Union, Boulder, Colorado (October 26, 2012)
  • A Perfect Storm, Limits to Growth and the Impending Global Climate Crisis, 75th Annual Convention, National Lawyers Guild, Pasadena, California (October 13, 2012)
  • Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples, Southwest Regional, National Lawyers Guild CLE, Tucson, Arizona (April 1, 2012)
  • Dine Nation, Spring Break Symposium, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado (February 22, 2012)
  • Snake Oil: The Corporate Sham of Nuclear Power, Natural Gas and Carbon Trades as Solutions to Climate Change, 74th Annual Convention, National Lawyers Guild, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 14, 2011)
  • Decolonization of Indigenous America, 74th Annual Convention, National Lawyers Guild, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 14, 2011)

Reported Cases

(Counsel, of counsel, amicus, or participating)
  • Dundon v. Kirchmeier, 2017 WL 5894522 (N.D. 2017), aff’d 701 F.Appx. 538 (8th Cir. 2017)
  • People v. Paez, 2014 WL 164538 (Colo.App. 2011), cert. den. (Colo. 2017)
  • Estate of Dixon v. Bd. of County Cmmrs, 2017 WL 1684134 (D.Colo. 2017); 2017 WL 1407038 (D.Colo. 2017); 2016 WL 931274 (D.Colo. 2016)
  • People v. Muhr, 370 P.3d 677 (Colo. 2016)
  • Crow Butte Resources, Inc., 83 N.R.C. 340 (2016)
  • People v. Luong, 378 P.3d 843 (Colo.App. 2016), cert. den., 2016 WL 4099308 (Colo. 2016); 2012 WL 3612282 (Colo.App. 2011), cert. den., 2012 WL 917290 (Colo. 2012)
  • Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, 350 P.3d 849 (Colo. 2015); 303 P.3d 147 (Colo.App. 2013)
  • People v. Cunningham, 314 P.3d 1289 (Colo. 2013)
  • In re McBean, 2012 WL 769521 (D.Colo. 2012)
  • Beinor v. Indus. Claim Appeals Office, 262 P.3d 970 (Colo.App. 2011), cert. den., 2012 WL 1940833 (Colo. 2012)
  • Jackler v. Byrne, 658 F.3d 225 (2nd Cir. 2011), cert. den. sub. nom., Byrne v. Jackler, 132 S.Ct. 1634 (2012)
  • Voorhis v. Olmos, 2011 WL 2173730 (D.Colo. 2011)
  • Wunsch v. Pickering, 209 P.3d 717 (Wyo. 2010)
  • Madrid v. People, 2010 WL 1380251 (Colo.App. 2010)
  • Whipkey v. People, 2010 WL 163596 (Colo. 2010)
  • Alvarez v. Smith, 130 S.Ct. 576 (2009)
  • Reyes v. People, 179 P.3d 170 (Colo.App. 2007), aff’d, 195 P.3d 662 (Colo. 2008); 2008 WL 115475 (Colo. 2008)
  • Estate of Larsen v. Murr, 511 F.3d 1255 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • Thornton v. Collier, 2007 WL 2491848 (D.Colo. 2007)
  • Estate of Briggs, 2007 WL 2462168 (D.Colo. 2007); 2007 WL 2175184 (D.Colo. 2007)
  • TMJ Implants, Inc. v. Aetna, Inc., 405 F.Supp.2d 1242 (D.Colo. 2005); 2006 WL 521808 (D.Colo. 2006); aff’d 498 F.3d. 1175 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • Desserich-Davis v. Hijar, 2007 WL 2412800 (D.Colo. 2007)
  • Estate of Mallicotte v. Hijar, 2007 WL 2412802 (D.Colo. 2007)
  • Rashid v. Gonzales, 190 Fed.Appx. 676, 2006 WL 2171522 (10th Cir. 2006), stay issued but cert. den., 127 S.Ct. 1334, 167 L.Ed.2d 85 (2007)
  • Aetna, Inc. v. Jones, 2006 WL 3955981 (E.D.Pa. 2006); 2007 WL 266423 (E.D. Pa. 2007)
  • Ayala v. San Nicolas, 2007 WL 135608 (D.Colo. 2007)
  • Estate of Larsen v. Murr, 2006 WL 322602 (D.Colo. 2006), aff’d, (10th Cir. 2007)
  • CAVITAT Medical Technologies, Inc. v. Aetna, Inc., 2006 WL 218018 (D.Colo. 2006)
  • Estate of Harper v. Denver Health & Hospital Authority, 140 P.3d 373 (Colo.App. 2006)
  • Estate of Smith v. Silvas, 414 F.Supp.2d 1015 (D.Colo. 2006)
  • Estate of Jeroba Wright v. City & County of Denver, 2005 WL 3216259 (Colo.App. 2005)
  • Estate of Petrillo v. City of Aurora, 2005 WL 1500965 (D.Colo. 2005)
  • Peterson v. Arapahoe County Sheriff, 72 P.2d 440 (Colo.App. 2003)
  • White v. Progressive Mtn. Ins. Co., 62 P.3d 1074 (Colo.App. 2002)
  • People v. Medina, 25 P.3d 1216 (Colo. 2001)
  • Litwinsky v. Zavaras, 132 F.Supp.2d 1316 (D.Colo. 2001)
  • Long v. Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 236 F.3d 910, 31 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,365 (8th Cir. 2000)
  • Scott v. Hern, 216 F.3d 897, 2000 CJ C.A.R. 2056 (10th Cir. 2000)
  • McConnell v. Pollack, 1999 WL 33218579 (D.Colo. 1999)
  • Morrissey v. State, 951 P.2d 911, 98 CJ C.A.R. 318 (Colo. 1998)
  • Reid v. Girouard, 1996 WL 380685 (Neb.App. 1996)
  • Wolff v. Secretary of South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Dept., 544 N.W.2d 531, 1996 S.D. 23 (S.D. 1995)
  • Miner v. United States, 94 F.3d 1127 (8th Cir. 1994)
  • State v. Thompson, 244 Neb. 375, 507 N.W.2d 253 (1993), aff’d, 246 Neb. 752, 523 N.W.2d 246 (1994)
  • Whetzal v. Alderson, 32 F.3d 1382, Bankr.L.Rep. P76,044, 31 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 1267 (8th Cir. 1994)
  • One Feather v. O.S.T. Pub. Safety Comm’n, 482 N.W.2d 48 (SD 1992)
  • Western Nebraska Resources Council, Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 943 F.2d 867, 33 E.R.C. 1992, 22 E.L.R. 20,062 (8th Cir. 1991)
  • State v. Laffler, 399 N.W.2d 808, 224 Neb. 613 (1991)
  • In re L.D. Alderson, 114 B.R. 672, 17 Fed.R.Serv.3d 832 (Bk.D.S.D. 1990)
  • Muschitz v. First Bank of South Dakota, N.A., 457 N.W.2d 849, 21 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1218 (S.D. 1990)
  • State v. Larson, 455 N.W.2d 600 (S.D. 1990)
  • State v. Pfaff, 456 N.W.2d 558 (S.D. 1990)
  • Lux by Lux v. Hansen, 886 F.2d 1064 (8th Cir. 1989)
  • DeMarrias v. United States, 713 F.Supp. 346 (D.S.D. 1989)
  • State v. Frey, 440 N.W.2d 721 (S.D. 1989) (S.D. 1989)
  • United States v. Stover, 855 F.2d 858 (8th Cir. 1988)
  • Quaschnick v. Jessen, 122 F.R..D. 551 (D.S.D. 1988)
  • State v. Short Horn, 427 N.W.2d 361 (S.D. 1988)
  • Western Solidarity v. Reagan, 562 F.Supp. 265, 19 E.R.C. 1264, 13 E.L.R. 20,573 (D.Neb. 1988)
  • Western Solidarity v. Weinberger, 847 F.2d 445, 27 E.R.C. 1931, 56 U.S.L.W.2668, 18 Envt’l L.R. 21,092 (8th Cir. 1987)
  • Western Solidarity v. Weinberger, 819 F.2d 1445, 25 E.R.C. 2049, 55 U.S.L.W.2660, 17 E.L.R. 20,984 (8th Cir. 1987)
  • United States v. Murdock, 826 F.2d 771 (8th Cir. 1987)
  • Western Nebraska Resources Council, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency, 793 F.2d 194, 24 E.R.C. 1936, 16 E.L.R. 20, 902 (8th Cir. 1986)
  • Western Nebraska Resources Council, Inc. v. Wyoming Fuel Company, 641 F.Supp. 128, 24 E.R.C. 1435, 24 E.R.C. 2000, 16 Envt’l L.Rep. 20,535 (D.Neb. 1986)
  • Wyatt v. Kundert, 375 N.W.2d 186, 23 E.R.C. 1767 (S.D. 1985)
  • Brafford v. Susquehanna Corporation, 586 F.Supp. 14, 21 E.R.C. 1587 (D.Colo. 1984)
  • Black Hills Alliance v. United States Forest Service, 603 F.Supp. 117 (D.S.D. 1984)
  • Warriner v. Republic Airlines, Inc., 327 N.W.2d 117, 83-1 U.S.T.C. 9198 (S.D. 1982)
  • State v. Brave Heart, 326 N.W.2d 220 (S.D. 1982)
  • Citizens & Landowners Against Miles City/New Underwood Powerline v. Secretary, Department of Energy, 683 F.2d 1171, 48 P.U.R.4th 587 (8th Cir. 1982)
  • Black Hills Alliance v. Regional Forester, 526 F.Supp. 257, 33 F.R.Serv.2d 238 (D.S.D. 1981)
  • Application of Union Carbide Corporation, 308 N.W.2d 753 (S.D. 1981)
  • Sturdevant v. Wilber, 464 F.Supp. 456 (E.D. Wis. 1979); 456 F.Supp. 428 (E.D.Wis. 1978)
  • Haley v. Rapid City, 269 N.W.2d 398 (S.D. 1978)
  • United States v. Warledo, 557 F.2d 721 (10th Cir. 1977)
  • Sturdevant v. Deer, 73 F.R.D. 375 (E.D.Wis. 1976); 70 F.R.D. 539 (E.D.Wis. 1976); 69 F.R.D. 17 (E.D.Wis. 1976).

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