Michael McBride III
A trial, appellate and business lawyer with Crowe & Dunlevy, Michael McBride III practices gaming law, federal Indian law, litigation and complex transactions. He excels in gaming regulatory matters, compact disputes, bet-the-tribe litigation, tribal government matters, economic development and regulatory matters.
McBride has more than two decades of experience and chairs Crowe & Dunlevy’s Indian Law & Gaming practice group. He has been recognized by Chambers USA in Band 1 for Native American law and as a Star Individual. McBride has also been named in Oklahoma Super Lawyers for Indian law, gaming, political law and business litigation. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Native American and gaming law and is A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
The CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation (CPCDC) since 2011, Jett’s team raised over $77.6 million dollars for lending in Indian Country. They have lent over $79.9 million to Native clients, creating or sustaining over 1,675 jobs. Jett’s team is the only Native CDFI to participate in the U.S. Treasury Guarantee Bond Program. In 2016 CPCDC was awarded $25 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development, Community Facilities for re-lending- another first in Indian Country. Jett was recognized by the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) as Executive of the Year in 2018.
In 2016, Jett was appointed by the President of the United States as the Native American Tribal Representative for the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund’s Community Development Advisory Board. He was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Board by fellow Presidential appointees. Jett was elected to the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Finance Network in 2014 and is currently serving his second term. Jett also serves on the Advisory Board for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) and is a member, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the First National Bank and Trust Co., our tribally owned bank.