Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is excited to announce two new additions to the team: Jane Gardner who joined the Louisville, Colorado office as a partner on October 16, 2023, and Juliette Jackson who joined the DC office as a Law Clerk on September 6, 2023.
“We are pleased to have Jane join the team,” said Native Law Group partner Jeremy Patterson. “Her extensive background and experience within federal Indian and environmental law will be invaluable to the firm and our clients.”
Jane has had over 40 years’ experience in federal Indian law and all aspects of environmental law, including significant work in water, hazardous waste, pesticides, toxic substances, and nuclear waste. Before joining Native Law Group, she was Assistant General Counsel at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region VIII for 5 years, working with multiple federal statutes and state laws. Additionally, she was the co-National Indian Law expert for EPA, working with EPA Headquarters and Regions. Her specialties at EPA were federal Indian law, mining, and nuclear waste. At Native Law Group, her focus will be on water issues and other environmental and business matters of importance to our clients.
Juliette is an enrolled member of the Klamath tribes. She received her J.D from American University (AUWCL) Washington College of Law (2022), and B.A from the University of California, San Diego (2013). Prior to her JD, she worked as a paralegal, policy research, and campaign organizer.
“Juliette has been a great addition to our DC office,” said Native Law Group partner Rollie Wilson. “Juliette is dedicated to advancing the interests of Indian tribes and works closely with a number of our attorneys.”
During law school she clerked at the: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Enforcement Training Institute Honors Program, Office of Enforcement & Assurance Compliance; U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Tribal Justice; Earthjustice – Tribal Partnerships Program; and the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Environment and Lands branch. She worked as a Student Attorney in the AUWCL International Human Rights Law Clinic. Most recently she was a Justice Catalyst Legal Fellow at the Center for Biological Diversity. Presently, she is pursuing her Master of Laws degree in Environmental & Energy Law, focused on Indigenous Rights, at George Washington University Law School.