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 successfully defended members of the Minnesota House of Representatives 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.

As a lobbyist, Reid joins us with a decade of lobbying experience. Reid’s experience includes lobbying on behalf of tribes in Minnesota and South Dakota before both the state legislature and Congress. Reid has also lobbied on a variety of client issues ranging from alcohol policy to government data privacy. Reid’s lobbying talents are enhanced by his previous experiences working at numerous levels of government. Reid has interned for the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C., authored a study on Fatherhood in Indian Country, interned for the Governor of South Dakota, and worked as a law clerk for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Reid has served in a variety of leadership positions, most notably, as the Chairman of the University of Minnesota Student Senate and ABA Lt. Governor for Legislative Affairs for the 8th Circuit. Reid currently serves as the Treasurer of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis and is the founder of the Congressman Ben Reifel Memorial Scholarship.

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