Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is a majority native-owned law firm. As tribal advocates, there could be no greater honor or privilege than having the opportunity to directly serve tribes in promoting economic development, addressing pressing infrastructure issues, protecting tribal water rights, and advancing the sovereignty and jurisdiction of tribal nations.

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes, tribal entities, and individual Indians across the United States. Our mission is to provide superior legal services specifically tailored to meet the needs of our clients — while also honoring the sovereignty, self-sufficiency, and self-governance of those clients. 


We serve as General Counsel and Special Counsel to Indian tribal governments and their enterprises to implement their laws, regulations, policies and priorities for their tribes and members. We work as true partners with every level of tribal governments and their staff to effectuate a plan for the delivery of legal services that is appropriate to meet the challenges and demands of the client.

We also work to prevent attacks on tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction, and ensure that the Federal government upholds its treaty and trust responsibilities to Indian tribes. We resolve issues on the local level, in collaboration with national tribal organizations and through advocacy with law makers in Washington, D.C.


Consultation on Tribal Infrastructure Funding

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. The Act provides about $13 billion in...

Consultation on OSHA’s COVID-19 Standard

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) scheduled tribal consultation on its COVID-19 Vaccination and...

Native Law Group Recognized in “Denver’s Top Lawyers 2022”

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP announced its recognition in the 5280 Magazine list of "Denver's Top Lawyers 2022." In the practice...

Native Law Group Welcomes Attorney Brian Davis

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney to the Native Law Group team. Attorney Brian...