What the team is known for
Highly distinguished and experienced group noted for its representation of Indian nations and tribes. Advises primarily on sovereignty and governance matters, treaty rights, taxation and jurisdictional issues. Has a strong reputation among peers for appellate litigation at all levels, including up to the Supreme Court. Increasingly handling environmental disputes such as contamination and fishing rights as part of its growing emphasis on environmental protection.
One client comments: “The firm has two great strengths. One is that they only take cases that will either benefit all tribes or not hurt other tribes. The second is that they are able to share the costs among the tribes which benefits everyone.”
Another adds:“The team is top-notch. They work well together and are tremendously collaborative, both internally and with clients and co-counsel.”
Sources also say: “The team is an exceptional group of legal minds. Their strengths are strategizing, dedication to their craft and a passion for their clients. They are a wonderful group of people."
Represented Muscogee (Creek) Nation in the significant McGirt v Oklahoma litigation. The case went to the US Supreme Court and concerned the legal existence of the Creek Reservation and issues of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction.
represents tribes in a wide range of disputes concerning sovereignty and treaty rights with additional experience advising on water rights, fisheries and natural resources.“Cory is thorough, thoughtful and very diligent.” “Cory’s work and contributions were exceptional.”
has garnered a strong reputation for his work with Indian tribes and has experience representing clients in treaty rights and tribal sovereignty disputes.“David is a brilliant lawyer and very detail-oriented.” “David is very passionate about his work. He is a very eloquent writer, dedicated researcher and exceptional strategist.”
has a stellar reputation and is widely acknowledged for his work advising tribes on treaty rights and environmental disputes and is revered for his impressive appellate practice. “Riyaz is the best litigator in Indian country. He is a fine individual, a confident diplomat and is kind and considerate.” “Riyaz is one of the finest lawyers I have worked with. He is brilliant and relentless for his clients while remaining an absolute pleasure to deal with.”