Crowe & Dunlevey
Mike McBride is a director and shareholder of Crowe & Dunlevy. He chairs the firm’s Indian Law & Gaming practice group out of the Tulsa office. He is a sought-after trial and appellate lawyer, deal-maker, and trusted advisor. Mike is a fourth generation Oklahoman and grew up in and around Bartlesville and Fairfax among the Osage, Cherokee, Creek, Delaware, and many other tribal citizens.
Mike has served a number of tribes and represents companies doing business with tribes. He has practiced federal Indian law for three decades and has represented over 30 tribal governments or their entities, including 20 of Oklahoma’s tribes or their entities, during his career.
He is a former general counsel to the Osage and Comanche Nations and Attorney General for the Seminole and the Sac & Fox Nations. He served as a tribal Supreme Court justice and as a special district judge for 17 years while practicing law full time for the Pawnee and Kaw Nations.
Mike chaired the Federal Bar Association’s and the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Indian Law sections. The FBA hosts the largest annual Indian Law conference in the country each April. He was general counsel to the FBA and served as a national board director. He served as a director of the National Native American Bar Association. He is former Vice President for the International Masters of Gaming Law.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Sovereignty Symposium awarded Mike its inaugural Justice Hargrave Prize for outstanding scholarship. Mike has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at a number of law schools including the Universities of Tulsa, Colorado, and Kansas and served as a teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He graduated from Trinity University with degrees in philosophy and political science.