Indian Law

Rothstein Donatelli provides high-quality, culturally competent legal services and strategic advice to Indian tribes, tribal organizations and tribal enterprises, on a wide range of matters. Our Indian law practice is nationally recognized and our attorneys have over 100 collective years of Indian law experience. We are committed to protecting and promoting tribal sovereignty, fighting for the rights of Indian tribes and the autonomy of tribal governments, and supporting tribal initiatives to improve and protect the welfare of tribal members.

The Indian law practice is comprised of partners Richard W. Hughes, Eric N. Dahlstrom, Donna M. Connolly, and April Olson, associates Jaclyn “Jackie” Johnson, Reed Bienvenu, Caroline “KC” Manierre,  and Glennas'ba Augborne, and Marissa Merculieff, who is of counsel to the Firm.

Our services are tailored to the needs and goals of each tribal client.  We adeptly handle matters ranging from providing day-to-day advice to tribal governments and tribal entities, to engaging in complex litigation, on a broad array of issues. 

Rothstein Donatelli can serve tribes and tribal entities in the following areas and more:

  • Indian Gaming
  • Economic Development
  • Land and Water Rights
  • Natural Resources
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Adoptions and Guardianships
  • Indian Health Law
  • Licensing Matters
  • Real Estate
  • Leases and Rights of Way
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Tribal Court Assessments
  • Tribal Code Drafting
  • Special Investigations and Prosecutions
  • Indian Civil Rights Act
  • Administrative Law
  • Intellectual Property

Our attorneys are licensed to practice in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, California, New York and Wisconsin, in numerous federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and in several tribal jurisdictions, including the Navajo Nation, the Gila River Indian Community, the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the Hualapai Tribe, the Kaibab Band of Pauite Indians, the Havasupai Tribe, the White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Pechanga Tribal Court, the Pueblo of Santa Ana, the Pueblo of Santa Clara, and Ohkay Owingeh.