Big Case for Oklahoma Native Americans

For Oklahomans, this is a huge deal… When the US government stole tribal land in what is now Oklahoma, it forgot to formally disestablish the tribal borders. That means all those thousands of cases between the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Indians should be heard by federal courts, not state courts – at least that’s what a federal appellate court said in a criminal case in which one Indian was convicted of killing another in state court and appealed to federal court. It might also mean non-Indians with interests in what might now be considered tribal lands are governed by a different set of laws than they had thought. Beyond criminal cases, the oil and gas industry and others have taken an interest. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case. In the meantime, stakeholders in Indian Territory (aka Oklahoma) are nervous about what law applies.

Bar Licenses and Certifications

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri Supreme Court of Missouri

Guardian ad Litem, Missouri Supreme Court Standards

Civil & Family Mediator, Missouri Supreme Court Rules 17 & 88

Approved International Election Observer, Tribunal Supremo Electoral de El Salvador


Here’s a little about my education…

Juris Doctor, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2000)

Master of Business Admin., University of Missouri – Kansas City (2000)

Bachelor of Science Accounting, Missouri State University (1996)

Honors Diploma, Glendale High School, Springfield, Missouri (1993)

Same Great Taste; Bold New Look

Freshened up the website a bit. Same info is still here, but updated the theme a little to accommodate the vagaries of the latest WordPress update. Enjoy…

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