Julian P. SpearChief-Morris is an associate in the firm’s Litigation, Government Relations, and Native American Law Practices. Mr. SpearChief-Morris represents tribal governments, businesses and individuals navigating complex and interconnected legal, political, and policy challenges.
Mr. SpearChief-Morris is a member of the Blood Tribe (Blackfoot Confederacy) and he received his JD from Harvard Law School in 2018. While there, he made history by becoming the first Indigenous student to be elected president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. He was also co-president of the Native American Law Students Association. Mr. SpearChief-Morris completed over 1,200 hours of pro bono work during his time in law school and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership.
Before law school, Mr. SpearChief-Morris worked as a high school guidance counselor in his hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. As an undergraduate, Mr. SpearChief-Morris was a shooting guard for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Men’s Basketball Team, serving as a team captain for his final three seasons. He was also a three-time Academic All-Canadian and was awarded with the Urban and Regional Studies Prize for graduating as the top student in his major.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. SpearChief-Morris was an associate at an Am Law 100 firm in Washington, DC, where he was recognized with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee Outstanding Achievement Award for his efforts contributing to the $200,000 settlement of a civil rights action brought by a Native American federal employee against the US Department of Energy.