Allyson Von Seggern

1404 Fort Crook Road South
Bellevue, NE 68005
avonseggern@bigfirelaw.com

TRIBAL AFFILIATION

First-Generation Descendant, Mandan, Hidatsa, And Arikara Nation of The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation; Descendant, Menominee.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.A. 2014)

Arizona State University School of Law (J.D. 2017)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona

 

PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Associate, Rosette, LLP (2017-2019); Student Attorney, Arizona State Law Indian Legal Clinic (2016); Lead Legal Instructor, Arizona Native Vote Election Protection Initiative (2016); Legal Intern, Office of The United States Trustee (2016); Judicial Intern, The Honorable Nancy Joseph, United States District Court of The Eastern District Of Wisconsin.

ASSOCIATIONS AND HONORS

National Native American Bar Association Foundation Scholarship Recipient; Dean’s Recruitment Scholarship Recipient; Central Arizona Estate Planning Council Scholarship Recipient; Willard H. Pedrick Scholar; Highest Pro Bono Distinction Recipient; CALI Award Recipient for Highest Scoring Student in Federal Indian Law II and Economic Development in Indian Country.

PRACTICE AREAS

Ms. Von Seggern dedicates her practice to serving tribal governments and tribally-owned entities in a wide variety of matters, focusing largely on tribal economic development through corporate structure and planning, contract drafting and negotiation, and code development. She has assisted tribes in matters concerning tribal gaming, including fee-to-trust applications and compact negotiations.  Additionally, Ms. Von Seggern has substantial experience in Indian child welfare matters.  She has advocated on behalf of tribes in ICWA matters in both state and tribal courts and has assisted tribes in child welfare code development. 

During law school, Ms. Von Seggern gained significant experience in the Indian Legal Clinic by representing tribal clients in tribal court, assisting tribal clients with land succession issues, and organizing the 2016 Native Vote Initiative. She dedicated over 300 hours to minimizing barriers for Native Americans in the electoral process by providing legal training to over 80 attorneys and law students and advocating for Native Americans’ right to vote at polling locations on Election Day.