Matt Ficcaglia is a staff attorney for the Native American Law Center. As a student at the UW School of Law, Mr. Ficcaglia was enrolled in both the Innocence Project Northwest Clinic and the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic. After graduating in 2006, he worked for the Snohomish County Public Defender Association, and later as an associate attorney with The Advocates Group where he served as the primary public defender at the Puyallup Tribe. Mr. Ficcaglia has been admitted to practice before a number of tribal courts in Western Washington, and joined the Native American Law Center in 2010 to assist with projects aimed at reforming tribal juvenile justice systems. He is currently guiding the development of a Model Tribal Youth Code in collaboration with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, and working toward the implementation of a Remote Representation Pilot in the Quinault Nation Tribal Court.