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Mr. Peterson has extensive experience litigating Indian law issues in tribal, state and federal courts. He is a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association and has practiced in other tribal courts in New Mexico and Arizona including the courts of the Hopi Tribe, the Yavapai Apache Nation, and the Pueblos of Acoma, Isleta, Laguna, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Tesuque, and Zuni. Many of the Indian law cases Mr. Peterson has handled involve jurisdictional issues including the extent of tribal, state and federal civil adjudicatory authority and the extent of tribal authority to tax. Other Indian law cases included defense of individuals, corporations, and tribes against claims of wrongful death, personal injury, violation of constitutional rights, employment discrimination, and wrongful banishment.
Awards and Honors
Mr. Peterson is listed in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers in America in the categories of commercial litigation and Native American law. Mr. Peterson is listed in Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
Professional Affiliations & Honors
Indian Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association; and Defense Research Institute. Mr. Peterson is listed in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers in America in the categories of commercial litigation and Native American law. Mr. Peterson is listed in Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
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