Tribal & Native American Law

The Tribal and Native American Law attorneys at Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall represent tribes, tribal enterprises, and companies doing business in Indian country on a wide variety of matters.

Tribal & Native American Law Services

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Our attorneys frequently provide legal guidance in Tribal & Native American law matters involving the following:

  • Tribal enterprise and private company business advice
  • Tribal gaming enterprise personal injury suit defense
  • Tribal government liability and employment defense
  • Construction and bonding
  • Leasing and rights-of-way
  • Tribal jurisdiction insurance defense
  • Dram shop liability
  • General litigation including car accident, dram shop, nursing home, and construction cases
  • Jurisdictional disputes

Tribal & Native American Legal Matters

The firm’s lawyers have handled jurisdictional issues including the extent of tribal, state and federal civil adjudicatory authority and the extent of state and tribal authority to tax.

Other cases include defense of individuals, corporations, and tribes against claims of wrongful death, personal injury, violation of constitutional rights, employment discrimination, nursing home neglect, and wrongful banishment.

JHKM attorneys have also negotiated significant leases and easements with tribes for public utility clients. Our attorneys focus on a cooperative approach with an eye toward maximizing maintaining positive working relationships with tribes, businesses, and the United States.

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Experience Matters Tribal Court & Jurisdictional Experience

JKW attorneys are centrally located in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico to assist clients with tribal law and federal Indian law issues in the Southwest. Our attorneys have practiced in a variety of tribal jurisdictions including the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, Mescalero Apache Tribe, the Yavapai-Apache Nation, and the Pueblos of Acoma, Isleta, Laguna, Pojoaque, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Tesuque, and Zuni.

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Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.