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The Law Firm of Patricia Paul, PLLC is a community law firm in the civil practice of law and in the practice of Federal Indian Law.


Patricia is an invited speaker to international conferences about the Americas.  She provides a contrastable analysis between the rights of indigenous peoples of Brazil and the rights of Native Americans in the United States in the area known as Federal Indian Law.  She lectures on environmental rights, human rights, cultural rights and land use rights.


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Practice areas


  1. Wills: 20%
    6 years, 2 cases
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
    10 years, 3 cases
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Corporate: 20%
    10 years, 3 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (20%)

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  • Randall Edwin Winn

    I have worked with Attorney Paul in organizing programs for the Washington State Bar Association's Sections. She has been reliable, on time, organized, prepared, pleasant and effective. Under her effective leadership we had developed several effective mini-CLEs. I plan to continue working with her, and based on this experience would endorse her for any position of responsibility!


    Randall Winn
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Contact info


PO Box 1546
106 South First Street, Suite F
La Conner, WA, 98257-9423


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Spirit AwardSkagit County Pioneer Association2010
Healthy Traditions AwardAmerican Indian Health Care Association1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLEGAL STRATEGIES LLC2013 - Present
Sole Proprietor. Consultant and MediatorPatricia Paul, JD1996 - Present
Tribal Court AdvocateSwinomish Indian Tribal Community2008 - 2009
AttorneyLaw Office of Patricia Paul, PLLC2006 - 2012
JudgeNorthwest Intertribal Court System1999 - 2007
Legal InternNANA Development Corporation1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, World Peace Through Law SectionChair2012 - 2013
Washington State Bar Association, Civil Rights Law SectionChair2011 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association Editorial Advisory CommitteeChair2010 - 2011
Washington State Bar Association, Leadership InstituteFellow2010 - 2010
Doyon FoundationMember, Language Revitalization and Preservation Committee2009 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationMember2009 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association Editorial Advisory CommitteeCo-chair2009 - 2010
Civil Rights Law Section, Washington State Bar AssociationTreasurer2009 - 2010
Doyon FoundationMember, Governance Committee2009 - 2012
Reuters Insight Community of ExpertsMember2007 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association, Amicus Brief CommitteeMember2007 - 2009
Mediators Beyond BordersCharter Member2007 - 2009
Washington State Bar Association, Editorial Advisory CommitteeMember2007 - 2011
Washington State Bar Assn., Civil Rights CommitteeMember2007 - 2008
Longhouse MediaBoard of Director2006 - 2009
Washington Women LawyersCo-Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Board of Directors2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Boston v. Tulalip Housing AuthorityJudgment and Writ of Restitution
Lorraine Loomis and Jimmy Wilbur v. Brian Cladoosby and Sophie Bailey, Respondents, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Amicus CuCase dismissed in Respondent's favor.
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Publication nameTitleDate
La Conner Weekly NewsIndian Namings2010
ACR Resolution"Wisdom for the Future from Lessons of the Past: Native American Family Mediation"2002
Children of the Dragonfly"The Connection"2001
Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politicsa contributing writer2000
Alaska Bar AssociationA Contrastable Analysis: Northwest Indian Tribes Dispute Resolution vis-a-vis the American Legal System1998
Taxation Law, WSBAPhil Long, IRS Foil Dies1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard UniversityExecutive EducationCertificate in "Innovations in Governance"2005
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Antioch University-SeattleLiberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Shoreline Community CollegeGeneral StudiesAAS - Associate of Arts and Sciences1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Congress of AmericanistsTransformative Cultures2012
Washington State Bar Association, World Peace Through Law SectionGross National Happiness and Effective Justice2011
Ministry of Home and Cultural AffairsTransformative Cultures2011
New Advocates TrainingNavigating the Tribal Justice Sysems2010
Native Studies and Women's Studies Panel PresentationReflections and Experience as a Native American Activist2010
Indian Law SeminarIndigenous Issues in Guatemala, Chile and Tribal Courts2010
Group Study Exchange (GSE) Rotary District 9470 of Western AustraliaTreaty Rights, Fishing and Water Rights and Tax Issues2009
Civil Rights WorkshopIndian Civil Rights2009
A Civil Rights Review: Indian Civil Rights and the Civil Rights Movement, Past and Present.Indian Civil Rights2009
X Reuniao de Antropologos Norte-NordesteIndigenas Contemporaneas: Debates Interculturais2007
Lummi Sovereignty SymposiumInternational Indigenous Law as a Right to Tribal Self-Governance2007
Choices Conference 2007Federal Indian Law2007
9th Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat"Justice Across Borders2007
Undoing ColumbusInternational Law and Indigenous Peoples' Rights2006
Pathways to Successfull Environmental Conflict Resolution"Mediating Across Cultures"2005
3rd Annual Native Women's Leadership Development Forum"Effective Lobbying"2004
RES 2003Land Use Planning2003
51st International Congress of the AmericanistasIndigenous Rights, Dialogy and Relations to National States2003
Martin Luther King Jr. Day ConferenceTreaty Rights and Sovereignty2002
2000 National Tribal Judicial ConferencePeacemaking, Traditional Methods of Conflict Resolution and Modern Day Tribal Courts2000
Circumpolar Conference of Women"Four Seasons of a Woman's Life"1999
Second International Conference on Crosscultural Studies"A Contrastable Analysis: Northwest Indian Tribes Dispute Resolution vis-a-vis the American Legal System1998