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Julie Cavanaugh-Bill, Esq.

Ms Cavanaugh-Bill is the Managing Member of the Cavanaugh-Bill Law Offices in Elko. Ms. Bill brings to the law practice in Northern Nevada over seventeen years of Native American and indigenous rights experience. Prior to gaining her admission to practice in Nevada, Ms. Bill served as Director of the Land Recognition Program for the Western Shoshone Defense Project (WSDP) for six years and before that she practiced in Minnesota with the law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.C. where she served as in-house counsel to the Prairie Island Indian Community, Mdewakanton Sioux.
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Her experience ranges from intergovernmental relations to active involvement in tribal, federal and international litigation and filings both as legal counsel and staff director. She has worked on two separate U.S. Supreme Court cases involving Native American jurisdictional and resource rights issues and has written several articles and guidebooks on indigenous rights, corporate engagement and human rights lawyering. Ms. Cavanaugh-Bill now handles not only tribal law cases, but a plethora of child welfare and social justice casework out of her office here in Elko, Nevada.

Ashley  N. Biehl
Ashley Biehl is an associate attorney at Cavanaugh-Bill Law Offices, in Elko, Nevada where her practice focuses primarily on family law, domestic relations and employment law. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law. While at U of U, Ashley served as the Secretary of the Natural Resources Law Forum, and the Vice-President and President of the Student Bar Association. While at the University of Utah, Ashley worked for the Utah Attorney General’s Office in the Child Protection division, and completed a clinical placement at Utah Crime Victim’s Legal Clinic. She also volunteered at the Family Law Clinic, the Street Law Clinic, and served as the Murray High School Mock Trial coach. 
Ashley earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business with a minor in Psychology and a concentration in European Studies at Drake University. While at Drake, Ashley interned at the Iowa Attorney General’s office in the Sexually Violent Predator’s unit. She also spent a semester studying in Austria, and was the Chief Operating Officer of Kappa Alpha Theta. Ashley is admitted to practice in the State of Nevada, Te Moak Tribal Court, and the U.S. District Court--District of Nevada. 
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