Federal Indian law and tribal Law can be confusing. At Zephier & LaFleur, we are experienced in tribal court law and tribal representation in South Dakota. We understand the unique cultural and political context of many cases that arise on Indian reservations and we have the personal and professional experience to provide effective counsel.
Looking for experienced representation from a tribal lawyer near you? Request a free initial consultation with a Rapid City Indian law lawyer by contacting us via our website or by phone at (605) 349-1993 today.
Handling legal issues for Native Americans living in our state demands an extensive understanding of how tribal courts work, the laws they use, and how these matters intersect with both state and federal law. As sovereign nations, Indian tribes are protected against state law in many ways. However, issues can arise that intersect with state matters that are not related to Indian law. That means your attorney must know how to operate within the state and federal courts as well as the tribal courts.
At Zephier & LaFleur, we are particularly qualified to advise, guide, and represent members of South Dakota’s American Indian tribes. Our firm is Native American owned. Attorney Robin Zephier has represented Native Americans in the tribal courts of Cheyenne River, Rosebud, Oglala, Standing Rock, Pine Ridge, and many more within the state. Our firm has secured favorable results for our clients in tribal matters related to both civil claims and litigation and we are ready to defend your personal and tribal interests in the tribal court system as well as in state and federal courts.
- Matters before tribal and federal courts
- Tribal workers’ compensation
- Matters involving federal Indian law
- Tribal constitution, laws, and regulations
- Tribal government representation
These cases can involve civil rights, personal injury, wrongful death, federal tort claims cases, litigation in tribal court, and matters involving jurisdiction. You can rely on our attorney to closely review your case for all available options before giving you any recommended advice or guidance. Furthermore, we take into consideration the financial and cultural ramifications that Indian law matters can have on Indian communities both now and in the future.
Please contact Zephier & LaFleur, P.C. online or by calling (605) 349-1993 to begin discussing your case with a tribal lawyer near you today. We offer free consultations.
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