Atkinson Haskins has a department and practice committed to the representation of both tribes and tribal entities in tribal, state and federal courts. We are experienced in providing counsel to tribal governments and tribal officials on a myriad of issues involving the application and intersection of tribal statutes and ordinances, Federal Indian law, and the law of the State of Oklahoma.
Areas within this practice include employment litigation, tort and contract defense, tribal construction litigation, the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Oklahoma Tribal-State Gaming Compact compliance, tribal governmental development, real property disputes and general civil litigation. We are experienced in advising on tribal sovereignty, economic development and governmental objectives, and advising tribal corporations and affiliated entities and the non-tribal clients who work with them. We have assisted federally-recognized tribes in structuring their ordinances, regulations and codes, resolving intra-tribal disputes, and administering their court systems.
We have extensive experience representing clients from several federally-recognized tribes within Oklahoma, and we are prepared to deliver high quality legal services to tribal clients throughout the state. Our Indian Law practitioners are admitted to practice in the courts of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Osage Nation, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation. We have attorneys who were awarded certification in Native American Law by one of the preeminent law schools committed to the study and practice of Native American Law, the University of Tulsa, College of Law, and who serve as general counsel to the public gaming authority of the fourth largest Indian Gaming tribe in the United States.