Litigation

As an important part of our practice, we represent our tribal clients in litigation in federal, state and tribal courts, as well as before federal administrative agencies and boards that have jurisdiction over Indian affairs. We advocate to protect our tribal clients’ rights and interests, including but not limited to: assertions of tribal civil and/or criminal jurisdiction, enforcement of federal trust obligations, gaming device classification, enforcement of tribal-state compacts, assertions of tribal sovereign immunity and the protection of tribal cultural and property rights.

We work with our tribal clients from pre-litigation counseling through all appeals to reach the winning result that meets our tribal clients’ objectives; and we are renowned for our ability to succeed in high-stakes, complex cases. We frequently direct litigation in coordination with larger firms, lending our expertise in federal law and Indian tribes and making our legal resources available to our tribal clients. We provide superior service and deliver the desired results.