Maya Kane

Maya Kane (formerly Leonard-Cahn) is Special Counsel with Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP. Before attending law school, Maya worked for ten years as a scientist. She began her legal practice by providing representation to the Navajo Nation on voting rights issues. Since then, Maya’s practice has expanded to include representation of tribal healthcare organizations including contract review, employment matters, policy review, and other general counsel duties.

Maya received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 2001, her M.S. from Yale University in 2007, and obtained her J.D., graduating Order of the Coif, from the University of Oregon in 2011.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Utah

Representative Experience

  • Navajo Nation v. San Juan Cty., No. 2:12-CV-00039, 2017 WL 3016782 (D. Utah July 14, 2017).
  • Navajo Nation v. San Juan Cty., 162 F. Supp. 3d 1162 (D. Utah 2016).
  • Nation v. San Juan Cty., 150 F. Supp. 3d 1253 (D. Utah 2015).
  • Serves as pro bono counsel on voting rights issues in association with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the American Civil Liberties Union.