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Eric N. Dahlstrom

Eric N. Dahlstrom

Eric N. Dahlstrom



80 E. Rio Salado Parkway
Suite 710
Tempe, AZ 85281


Indian Law

Natural Resources

Civil Litigation


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Eric N. Dahlstrom's career has tracked the growth in the practice of Federal Indian Law over the past thirty years. 

He represents tribes in Arizona and in Wisconsin and has been involved in nearly every development in the growth of Indian gaming law in both Arizona and Wisconsin.  He also has an active practice in the field of natural resources protection and development on behalf of federally recognized Indian Tribes and Indian economic enterprises, involving mineral development, water rights and federal, state, and tribal taxation of natural resource development in Indian Country.

Eric and the firm’s other partners were appointed Special Prosecutors by the Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice in October 2011 and directed to investigate allegations related to the use of tribal funds.

Prior Positions: Deputy Attorney General, Navajo Nation, 1987 - 1990; Director, Four Rivers Indian Legal Services, 1979 - 1987; Chair, Project Advisory Group, Indian Law Support Center, 1984 - 1986


Beloit College (B.A. cum laude, 1972);

University of Wisconsin - Madison (J.D. 1976)


State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of Wisconsin

Maricopa County Bar Association

Navajo Nation Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona (Past President, Indian Law Section)


Mr. Dahlstrom has actively participated in the protection of the legal rights of Native Americans through his work for:

Indian Legal Services

The Arizona Bar Foundation

The William E. Morris Institute for Justice

Legal Issues for Tribal Online Gambling (Conference Co-Chair)

civil rights, criminal defense, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, Indian law, civil & commerical litigation, family law Civil Rights Criminal Defense Catastrophic Injury Wrongful Death Indian Law Civil & Commercial Litigation Family Law