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Welcome Elise Payette - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | May 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Elise Payette completed her first year at the University of New Mexico School of Law this spring (Class of 2026). Elise moved to New Mexico from the Midwest to attend UNM for her bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies, Spanish, and Portuguese. After graduating, Elise worked as a medical inte...

Welcome Maya Durham - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | May 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Maya Durham is a rising 2L at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Prior to joining UNMSOL, she interned at the House of Representatives, the Second Judicial District Attorney's Office, and was a student participant in the 2020 ACLU Student Advocacy program. After receiving her bachelor's ...

Welcome Chase Velasquez - Tempe Attorney

Posted by Steven J.W. Heeley | Apr 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that Chase Velasquez has joined our Indian law practice in Tempe.  Chase Velasquez is an enrolled member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and was raised on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona. For the last seven years, Chase has worked as in-ho...

Congratulations Jeneva Kame Parks

Posted by April E. Olson | Apr 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

We are happy to announce that Jeneva Kame Parks has been promoted to Associate in the Tempe office.   Jeneva R. Kame Parks (she/ella) was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She is a descendant of the Huachichiles, and is also of Danish and Japanese descent. Jeneva graduated summa cum laude from...

Welcome Alejandro Alvarado - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | Jan 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

Alejandro “Alex” Alvarado is a third-year student at the University of New Mexico School of Law (Class of 2024). He recently published his article “Tribes and H-1Bs: Promoting Inclusion of Tribal Interests in Immigration Policy through Employment-based Visas” in Volume 22 of the UNM Tribal Law Jo...

Mr. Donatelli Goes to Washington

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Dec 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

On Monday, Mark Donatelli participated in a presentation to the Department of Justice Capital Case Review Committee on behalf of a capital-eligible Bureau of Prisons defendant. Together with Jacob and Jose Vela of the Vela Law Firm in Houston and their Mitigation Specialist, Gina Vitale, the team...

Swearing in of Allison Athens

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Oct 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Associate Allison K. Athens was finally able to complete her journey to becoming a licensed attorney in New Mexico on October 12, 2023 when she was sworn in by the New Mexico Supreme Court after signing the Roll of Attorneys (Allison is also licensed in Alaska, Colorado, Washington, and with the ...

NABA-AZ SEVEN GENERATIONS DINNER & SILENT AUCTION

Posted by Eric N. Dahlstrom | Sep 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Rothstein Donatelli Partners, Attorneys, and recent Summer Associates, Jeneva Kame Parks and Shandiin Herrera, attend the Annual Seven Generations Dinner & Silent Auction. Rothstein is a proud Nation Building sponsor of this event. This annual event is hosted by the Native American Bar Associati...

Gila River Indian Community’s Casa Blanca School Provides State-of-the Art, Inclusive, and Culturally Immersive Learning

Posted by Steven J.W. Heeley | Sep 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to the Gila River Indian Community, the Casa Blanca School faculty, teachers, students and families on this amazing culturally immersive school! The Casa Blanca School has been recognized by the architecture community for numerous regional and national awards. The Casa Blanca Scho...

Welcome Trisha Romero - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | Jun 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Trisha received her undergraduate degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. While she was there, she worked at the House of Representatives as a research intern for the Education Committee, getting firsthand experience with how laws are made. This furthered her interest in the law ...

Welcome Jeneva Kame Parks - Summer Associate

Posted by April E. Olson | Jun 08, 2023 | 0 Comments

Jeneva R. Kame Parks (she/ella) was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and is of Mexican, Japanese, and European descent. In the fall, she will be graduating from the University of Arizona with two degrees—a Juris Doctor degree, with a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy, and a Maste...

Welcome Griffin Arellano - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | Jun 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

Griffin Arellano is a rising third-year student at the University of New Mexico School of Law (Class of 2024). He is a Manuscript Editor for the New Mexico Law Review and anticipates publication of his article “Action is not Activism: Moving Yazzie/Martinez v. State Forward” in the forthcoming is...

Welcome Shandiin Herrera - Summer Associate

Posted by April E. Olson | Jun 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

Shandiin Herrera is a rising 2L at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State Universityin the Indian Legal Program. She serves as the President of the Native American Law StudentAssociation. Shandiin is from Monument Valley, Utah, and is a proud member of the Navajo Nation.She recei...

Welcome Hakim Bellamy - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | May 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Hakim Bellamy (he/him) is a rising second-year student at the University of New Mexico School of Law (Class of 2025). After seven years at the City of Albuquerque (serving under both Mayor Berry and Mayor Keller) and four years at the State of New Mexico (under Governor Bill Richardson), Bellamy'...

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