Native Law Group Recognized as “Best Law Firms” Two Years in a Row

Nov 29, 2022 | News

For the second year in a row, Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP earned a top-tier ranking in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” list for 2023.  In the practice area of Native American Law, the firm received a Tier 1 ranking for the Colorado region.

According to U.S. News & World Report, firms included in the 2023 Edition of U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 5 percent of private practicing lawyers in the country. To achieve a tiered ranking, the firm must demonstrate a combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

“We are honored to be recognized for our work representing Indian tribes and tribal entities by U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms,’” said partner Jeremy Patterson. “As a majority native owned law firm, we are dedicated serving tribal clients throughout Indian Country.”

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson, also known as Native Law Group, has six attorneys who earned the “Best Lawyers in America” designation for 2023 including Jeremy Patterson, Alvina Earnhart, Thomasina Real Bird, Frances Bassett, and Jeffrey Rasmussen, in the practice area of Native American Law, and Linda Cooper in the practice of Insurance Law.  In addition, attorney Mitch Holditch is featured as in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for 2023.

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP has offices in Colorado, North Dakota, Minnesota, 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