Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partner Linda Cooper to its Colorado team. With offices in Louisville, Colorado, and Washington, D.C., the growing, majority native-owned firm provides a broad range of legal services to Indian tribes, tribal entities, and individual Indians across the United States. It prioritizes the sovereignty, jurisdiction, self-sufficiency, and self-governance of the tribes it serves.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Linda to our Colorado office,” said partner Jeremy Patterson. “With her extensive experience, including work in Indian Country, she will be a tremendous asset to our clients as we continue our work in advancing and defending the interests of tribes and individual tribal members across the country.”
Born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, Linda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1993 and her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2008. Before attending law school, Linda served as a development director and campaign manager for numerous arts and educational organizations.
Formerly a shareholder at a mid-sized firm in Jackson, Mississippi, Linda’s practice has spanned a wide variety of complex trial court and appellate litigation and commercial transactions. She has represented a tribal gaming commission and done appellate litigation in support of tribal sovereignty. She worked closely with the National Indian Gaming Commission and state gaming authorities to launch and help ensure the ongoing success of one of Indian Country’s first sportsbook operations. For several years, Linda drafted the annual updates for the Tribal Law Chapter of the Mississippi Encyclopedia of Law, and she also has been an adjunct professor of legal writing at Mississippi College School of Law.
Linda lives with her three children and two pugs in Louisville, Colorado, and she enjoys exploring all that Colorado has to offer. Read Linda’s bio here.