Our firm provides a unique area of practice concerning the representation of individuals in tribal probate matters and tribes in connection with gaming. Legal matters involving native and tribal law can be complex given the sovereignty of each tribe. Tribal sovereignty refers to the authority of Native American tribes to govern themselves within the borders of the U.S. The federal government recognizes tribes as “domestic dependent nations” and there a number of laws that attempt to clarify the relationship between the federal, state, and tribal governments. Special rules apply when suing or defending an Indian tribe, tribal entity, tribal member, or agent of a tribe. Federal Indian law will likely affect any legal matter that has some nexus to an Indian tribe.
Each tribe is distinct. In legal matters involving Indian law, an attorney should understand the tribal government, the tribal decision-making process, the tribal adjudication process, and the tribal laws that might apply. Our firm serves tribal members in tribal courts throughout Oklahoma, and we have extensive experience working under the governing tribal codes throughout the area. We understand the complex jurisdictional issues that may arise when tribal laws, federal, and state laws intersect. Our firm puts our knowledge of estate law, business law and litigation to use on behalf of tribal clients who need effective solutions.
When you need an attorney to handle a native and tribal law matter, we have the reputation, experience and knowledge to handle your case. Our attorneys will work with you to develop a comprehensive strategy for your specific case and circumstances. At our firm, every client is our most important client and your legal issue will receive the personal attention it deserves.