Native Law Group Earns “Best Law Firms” Three Years Running

Nov 28, 2023 | News

For the third consecutive year, Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP earned a top tier ranking in the ‘Best Law Firms’ list for 2024.  The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the practice area of Native American Law for the Colorado region and a Tier 3 ranking nationally.

In order to be eligible for the award, firms must first have at least one lawyer recognized in the current edition The Best Lawyers in America® which recognizes the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.  Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP had 5 attorneys earn the Native American Law designation for the 2024 year: Jeremy Patterson, Alvina Earnhart, Thomasina Real Bird, Frances Bassett, and Jeffrey Rasmussen.

“We are honored to be included in this year’s edition of ‘Best Law Firms’,” said partner, Thomasina Real Bird.  “We strive to be the best we can be for our clients throughout Indian country.”

The 2024 rankings are based on Best Lawyers proven methodology that relies on qualitative and quantitative data on legal skillset, achievements, and client successes collected through an extensive submission process.  Firms included in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. A ranking from Best Law Firms signifies both a high-quality practice and a breadth of legal expertise.

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP has offices in Colorado, North Dakota, and Washington, DC. The majority native-owned firm provides a broad range of legal services to Indian tribes, tribal entities, and individual Indians across the United States, prioritizing the sovereignty, jurisdiction, self-sufficiency, and self-governance of the tribes it serves. To learn more, visit