Brian Sheldon

Attorney

Brian Gregg Sheldon joined MSLF in 2019 after several years working for boutique law firms specializing in public lands litigation, natural resource law, and property rights.  He has represented a wide variety of clients in diverse areas of law throughout the Mountain West, ranging from fifth-generation ranch families and local governments to multinational corporations and non-profits, wild horse rescues, and even a couple of monasteries. 

Mr. Sheldon was born and raised in southern Colorado and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado before attending the University of Idaho College of Law, where he was a recipient of a scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and winner of the Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition in 2012.  Mr. Sheldon enjoys mountaineering and weightlifting in his spare time, and is also a competitive bagpiper who has medaled at many of the Highland Games across the western U.S.

Related Cases
Rayco, LLC v. Bernhardt

Fighting to Save the Family Legacy

Emerson and Fay Ray were a young couple, recently married, when they first came to California. It was the height of the Great Depression and Emerson had heard he might be able to get a job in California pouring concrete. Now the government is threatening to destroy the legacy they built for their family.

Related Posts

Cory Booker’s Unsafe Gun Control Ideas

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski was cited by Reason magazine, explaining why California’s gun regulations, similar to those proposed by Senator Booker, could actually make guns less safe.

MSLF in Outdoor Life Magazine

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski was quoted this week in Outdoor Life magazine in a story highlighting the first big Second Amendment case to go before the Supreme Court since 2010.

Supreme Court Says No to NYC’s 2nd Amendment Avoidance Scheme

Are New York City officials afraid of the Constitution?

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski writes in National Review Online about the scheme New York City officials used to try to keep the Supreme Court from reviewing the most important Second Amendment case in nearly a decade.

The Grizzly Wars

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski is quoted today in the Capital Press on the escalating battle between extreme environmental activists and Fish & Wildlife administrators. An environmental group has filed notice it will sue the Trump administration if it does not draft a comprehensive grizzly bear recovery plan encompassing much of the West… “It really is…

The Perversion of the Endangered Species Act

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski published an article today in RealClearPolicy, explaining how the Endangered Species Act has been abused in order to lock up enormous tracts of land under federal control: No good deed goes unpunished. Similarly, it seems no well-intentioned piece of legislation is ever used as intended. This could not be more true…

The ‘Parade of Horribles’ is Here

Today in the Washington Examiner MSLF General Counsel Zhonette Brown explains why the stakes for property rights are so high in the Supreme Court case Love Terminal Partners, L.P. v United States: America’s founders enshrined property rights in our Constitution, not just because they thought it would provide a strong blueprint for a free market…

The Courts Have Shown Too Much Deference to Unaccountable Government Officials

MSLF attorney David McDonald explains at National Review Online how the legal system places far too much trust in unaccountable bureaucrats and why that may be about to change: The Ninth Circuit isn’t known for sound constitutional jurisprudence. But a unanimous opinion issued by a three-judge panel last month might just be a new low…

MSLF Confronts EPA Over Conflict of Interest

MSLF attorneys asked acting EPA Inspector General Charles Sheehan to examine possible conflicts of interest in the EPA’s conduct after it caused the release of some 3 million gallons of acidic mine waste from the Gold King mine into the Animas River.