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Painted Hills, OR
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Tikigaq, Native Village of Point Hope, AK

Addressing complex legal issues in Indian Law

Providing legal counsel


I have experience in many aspects of Federal Indian Law, how state law may affect tribal interests, and applying tribal law. This includes working with both American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Tribal organizations.

For example, I lived in Utqiaġvik, Alaska, for nearly four years working for the North Slope Borough. While it is a municipality, I helped address a wide range of issues impacting the communities across the region. I also provided legal counsel to tribes and tribal organizations with Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker.

I offer a number of different legal services, including working as outside general counsel, special counsel, litigation and project specific advising.

Do you have a specific need that’s not mentioned on our website? Contact me today.

Services

I offer a wide range of legal services in Indian Law, including:


Tribal Sovereignty, Self-determination and Self-governance

Treaty Rights and other Tribal rights

Natural and cultural resources

Defending subsistence rights

Analyzing Tribal Constitutions and drafting Tribal laws

The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act

Dispute Resolution

Statutory and Regulatory compliance, including HIPAA and Environmental statutes

Contract review

Addressing issues unique to Alaska Native people, Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Alaska Native Corporations