Maya Kane

Maya Kane is Special Counsel with Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP. Before attending law school, Maya worked for ten years as a scientist studying endangered species. Since obtaining her J.D., Maya represents the Navajo Nation, individual plaintiffs, and tribal organizations on voting rights issues, including complex civil litigation in federal court on redistricting. Maya also serves as pro bono counsel in association with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the American Civil Liberties Union on litigation related to vote-by-mail election procedures and minority language assistance. Maya’s practice has expanded to include representation of tribal healthcare organizations. In that capacity her responsibilities include contract drafting and review, legal research, assistance with employment and human resources-related matters, and drafting and review of policies.


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
  • S. District Court, Utah
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Representative Experience

Maya has represented Native American interests in complex litigation, including:

  • Navajo Nation v. San Juan Cty., No. 2:12-CV-00039, 2017 WL 6547635, at *1 (D. Utah Dec. 21, 2017).
  • Navajo Nation v. San Juan Cty., 266 F. Supp. 3d 1341 (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).