Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Robert Lawrence 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 pleased to welcome Rob to our Colorado office,” said partner Jeremy Patterson. “With his extensive experience as a civil litigator and as a trial attorney, and his dedication to serving Indian tribes and tribal entities, he will be a tremendous asset to our clients throughout Indian Country.”
Rob earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. Prior to that, he attended the University of Central Florida, where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees. He has been recognized in both the 2021 and 2022 editions of “Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch.” He spends most of his free time skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, or otherwise enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Jyothi and son AJ. Read his bio here.
Native Law Group also recently welcomed Nakoma Hazlett to its team. A member of the Chickasaw Nation with Choctaw, Seminole, and Muscogee Creek heritage, Nakoma grew up on the Chickasaw reservation in Oklahoma. She graduated in May 2021 from the Oklahoma University School of Law, where she focused her studies on federal Indian law and business transactions. She also was active in the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) and the national NALSA moot court competition. Nakoma is serving as a law clerk in Native Law Group’s Colorado office while she studies for the bar.