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2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7417

Brie Coyle Jones

Associate

Brie Coyle Jones is a litigation associate with experience representing clients in federal, state, and tribal courts in commercial and business litigation, including breach-of-contract claims, real estate disputes, condemnation proceedings, and tort liability. Brie also represents governmental entities and private businesses in highly regulated industries, including commercial marijuana, liquor, gaming, and taxation. This work includes matters aimed at economic development in Indian country. Brie is a registered lobbyist in Washington State.

Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Brie served as an extern to the Honorable Richard R. Clifton of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was also employed as a summer clerk at Sonosky Chambers Sachse Miller & Munson LLP, where she provided research and drafting assistance for civil disputes concerning breach of contract, sovereign immunity, and relief under federal statutes on behalf of Alaskan Native corporations and American Indian tribes. Brie is a descendant of the Quileute Nation.

Representative Experience

  • Played a leading role in drafting the amicus curiae brief submitted on behalf of 15 tribes in Automotive United Trades Organization v. State of Washington (2015). On a 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Washington upheld the constitutionality of tribal-state fuel tax compacts.
  • Drafted amicus curiae brief on behalf of a non-profit tribal organization in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Riverside County, a matter currently pending before the Ninth Circuit.
  • Successfully briefed and argued cross-motions for summary judgment on behalf of a governmental agency in a real estate case involving more than 50 property owners.
  • Represented governmental agency in condemnation case and helped achieve a settlement amount that was $3.3 million less than the property owner's just compensation evidence.
  • Drafted a mediation brief for a commercial cannabis client involving a breach-of-contract dispute.
  • Assisted numerous clients from multiple industries in protecting proprietary information and records from disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act and Washington's Public Records Act.
  • Counseled numerous clients on compliance with state liquor and commercial marijuana regulations, including advice on regulatory parameters for advertising and special events.
  • Assisted a range of clients in navigating gaming license applications, including obtaining non-vendor gaming licenses for a Fortune 500 company.
  • Successfully negotiated and drafted multiple interlocal and government-to-government agreements between tribes and state agencies.