Senior Staff Attorney
Phone: (775) 329-2936, ext. 1009
Phone: (775) 329-2936, ext. 7920
Phone: (775) 329-2936, ext. 3210
1935 Prosperity Street
Reno, NV 89502
34 Reservation Road
Reno, Nevada 89502
Dan MacNeil took over RSIC duties as the senior staff attorney in early January of 2018.
MacNeil, a self-identified Native American rights activist, said he enjoys working with tribes, especially in order to increase their sovereignty and expand businesses.
A graduate of the Wayne State University Law School, MacNeil started his legal career as a law clerk for his tribe. MacNeil took over as Tribal Attorney Office Administrator prior to passing the Michigan Bar.
After successfully passing the bar, MacNeil was sworn in as the KBIC Tribal Attorney/ Tribal Prosecutor in May of 2014. MacNeil’s career and focus as Tribal Attorney/Tribal Prosecutor was Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Contracts, Gaming, Family Law, Wills and Trust, Real Property, Water Law, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, and numerous Litigation cases in Tribal Court.
MacNeil said that the decision to pursue law was forged during his third year of his under graduate studies. He said that Judge Violet Friisvall Ayres, who was teaching Tribal law at the time, made an impression on him that tribes need to protect both tribal sovereignty and ways of life from individual and government encroachment.
MacNeil graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in political science and pre-law with a minor in economics with multiple dean’s list honors. He also worked directly in business since 2003, and has been working directly with tribes for the past three years.