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I am a Member in Williams Kastner’s Seattle office. With a unique and vast experience building relationships with Washington State’s Indian tribes, I concentrate my practice on providing legal and financial counsel to tribes in the areas of debt financing, corporate structure, economic development, natural resources, gaming, and tribal-state inter-local agreements, among others.


Practice areas


  1. Gaming: 40%
  2. Native Peoples Law: 20%
    8 years
  3. Corporate: 20%
  4. Bankruptcy: 20%

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Williams Kastner

601 Union St Ste 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-1368


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top LawyerSeattle Magazine2007
Enduring Spirit AwardNative Action Network2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner2008 - Present
AssociateWilliams Kastner2003 - 2007
JudgeKing County Superior Court1993 - 1995
Legal and Policy AdvisorGovernor's Office of Indian Affairs1992 - 2005
Native American ProjectEvergreen Legal Services1988 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Indian Law SectionTrusteeN/A
Northwest Indian Bar AssociationFounding MemberN/A
Washington State Hispanic Bar Association FoundationFounding MemberN/A
United Indian All Tribes FoundationBoard MemberN/A
Seattle Indian Services CommissionCommissionerN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Indian Country TodayKinship Commerce: New Developments in Inter-Tribal Trade2008
Indian CountryDon't turn a blind eye to theft in Indian Country2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western Washington UniversityN/AN/AN/A
University of Puget Sound School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Reservation Economic SummitHow Native American N2N (NAG) Process Works2009
Picture This!Tax-Exempt Economic Development Bonds & Related Tribal Financing Opportunities2009
Nez Perce Economic SummitRe-Establishing Inter-Tribal Trade Ties2009
Indian Country Goes Pro!Tribal Sports2009
8(a) Contracting & Economic Stimulus Program8(a) Procurement2009
Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & ExpoEconomic Developmenet: Diversifying the Tribes Assets2005
9th Annual National Institute on "The Gaming Law Minefield"IGRA's 17th Birthday: Time for Changes?2005
Real Estate Development IncentivesDevelopment on Tribal Lands2004
Northwest Gaming Law ConferenceContracting with Gaming Tribes & Dealing with Tribal Gaming Agencies2004
American Bar Association Business Law SectionHot Topics in Indian Gaming2004
16th Annual Indian Law CLE: The Changing Dynamic of Indian Law in the Pacific NorthwestTribal Financing in the New Millenium: Traditional Borrowing, Bond Issuance & Conduit Financing2004