R. Reid Lebeau II - Shareholder

Phone number: 
(651) 644-4710
Fax: 
(651) 644-5904
Email: 
rlebeau@thejacobsonlawgroup.com

R. Reid LeBeau II is an attorney and lobbyist having represented tribes in Minnesota and South Dakota. Reid is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and grew up in Pierre, South Dakota. Reid graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris in 2002 and is a 2005 cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. He is the 2001 Truman Scholar from the State of South Dakota.

As a litigator Reid practices in the areas of Indian Law and Campaign Finance and Election Law. He is experienced in advising tribes on a variety of state and federal regulatory issues. Additionally, Reid has extensive experience in the areas of campaign finance and election law. Reid has represented members of Congress, congressional campaigns, and various political action committees. He has also successfully defended members of the Minnesota Legislature in election law disputes and has appeared before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Reid has also authored articles and given numerous presentations on Minnesota and federal election law, and notably, the applicability of state and federal election law to Indian tribes.

Reid has nearly two decades of lobbying experience at the state and federal levels. Reid has lobbied on behalf of tribes throughout the country. Reid lobbies on a variety of client issues ranging from energy policy to telecommunication to tribal land use. Reid’s lobbying talents are enhanced by his previous experiences working at numerous levels of government. 

Reid is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. He teaches Federal Indian Law, Campaign Finance & Election Law, as well as Legislation. 

Areas of Practice: 
  • Campaign Finance
  • Election Law
  • Indian/Tribal Law
Education: 
  • J.D. University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2005 / Cum Laude
  • B.A. University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, Minnesota, 2002 / 2001 Truman Scholar from the State of South Dakota
Bar Admissions: 
  • Minnesota
  • Federal District Court of Minnesota
  • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe