Native American Law

Rick Moore is of Anglo-Indian descent and spent part of his formative years living in a traditional Indian family in Southwest Oklahoma. Thus, he has had a special interest in Native American law (also called Indian law) since before he began law school. While at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, he held the position of Note Editor on the law school’s journal, American Indian Law Review. He was a law professor’s research assistant and helped edit a treatise on Oklahoma Indian Land Law while in law school.

Since then, Rick has had twenty-five years of experience in Native American law practice. He has worked in at least thirty different tribal jurisdictions in the capacity of tribal attorney, attorney general, general counsel and prosecutor. He has extensive experience working for individual Native Americans and businesses in litigation in tribal, state, and federal courts. He also developed the Indigenous Nation’s Federal Charter Association (INFCA), and is knowledgeable about the legal aspects of Tribes’ economic development.

Rick has experience drafting legal codes for Tribes and negotiating tribal and state compacts in the area of gaming. He has helped to establish casinos and has practiced before the National Indian Gaming Commission. He worked for a leading national law firm in the area of Native American Law. For seven years he was CEO and General Counsel of an Indian community development entity. He is licensed in the United States Claims Court, where he has sued the United States on behalf of Indians and Tribes. He has also sued Tribes on behalf of individuals and businesses. And he has sued individuals and businesses on behalf of Tribes.

He has a reputation as an Indian Law expert. Over the years he has been a regular lecturer at the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Indian Sovereignty Symposium.

Rick has wide contacts in the legal community in Indian Country. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to your Native American law issues.