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Although I was formerly a senior member of one of Santa Rosa's pre-eminent law firms, Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, I am now a sole practitioner.
My broad experience in the resolution of complex, high-profile, high-stakes disputes involving both private parties and governmental agencies includes more than 30 years of representing federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations.
That experience includes state and federal litigation and negotiated resolution of business, land use, construction, real property, and environmental disputes, and advocacy for a wide range of clients in federal, state, and local governmental negotiations. In addition to my non-tribal work, I currently represent three northern California tribes and a tribal consortium health clinic. A substantial part of my work for them is devoted to issues of tribal sovereignty, internal self-governance and regulation, and entry into intergovernmental agreements.
In my role as a consultant, I am working on projects that are not strictly legal in nature. Most recently, I succeed in getting the California Department of Food and Agriculture to modify its Specialty Crop Grant program so that it now includes “examining the feasibility of commercially managing or cultivating native food plants.” I was then able to call upon, and support the efforts of, a great team from UC Davis, including Professors Daniel Potter and Irwin Donis-Gonzalez, who submitted a grant proposal to: “promote awareness of the California Bay Laurel nut while researching causes of yield limitation, management practices that increase yield, nutritional value of the nuts, and optimal postharvest handling.”
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|Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians v. California Workers Compensation Appeals Board, 60 Cal.App.4th 1340 (1998)||Tribes are immune from state regulation of employment affairs of federally recognized Tribes.|
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|University of San Francisco School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||Anthropology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|