Indian Law

I have been continuously admitted to practice and licensed before the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court since September 24, 1984, and I have previously served as Temporary Judge of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court.

I represent clients regarding the following matters in the Shoshone Bannock Tribal Court (Fort Hall, Idaho):


  • Agency Adoption
  • Adoption Alternatives such as Guardianship and Conservatorship
    and Special Power of Attorney
  • International Adoption
  • Interstate Adoption
  • Private Adoption
  • Relative Adoption, including Grandparent Adoption
  • Same-Sex Couple Adoption
  • Single-Parent Adoption
  • Stepparent Adoption (for additional information, please see this article)
  • Termination of Parental Rights


  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Contested Divorce
  • Division of Assets, Including Retirement Accounts, Division of Debts and
  • Domestic Violence (Victim Only)
  • Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
  • Modification of Child Custody/Visitation and Child Support
  • Uncontested Divorce

Estate Planning

  • Wills (including preparation of Indian Wills)
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Living Will & Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Burial or Cremation Directive

Elder Law

  • Grandparents’ Child Custody and Visitation with Grandchildren
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship of Incapacitated Adult
  • Guardianship of Grandchildren
  • Planning for Long-Term Care and Medicaid
  • Probate


  • Tribal Court Probate
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Administrative Probate
  • Idaho State Court Probate