Dorsay & Easton Indian Law
Serving Northwest Tribes
The Dorsay & Easton Difference
The attorneys at Dorsay & Easton have over 100 years of combined legal experience practicing Indian law. We are dedicated to tribal values and advancing tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction. We work at the direction of our tribal clients and work closely with tribal governing bodies, managers, staff and enterprises. We listen carefully to our clients’ objectives and provide legal advice that allows them to successfully achieve their goals.
Our clients count on our advice for issues involving all aspects of federal Indian law, tribal law and every-day legal issues. We have extensive experience advising clients dealing with issues involving:
- tribal sovereignty
- tribal governance
- economic development
- forestry and natural resources
- treaty rights
- water rights
- self-determination and self-governance
- land transactions
- relations with surrounding governments
We employ all tools of advocacy to obtain success for our clients, including offering advice, and opinions, litigation, negotiation and lobbying, as appropriate.
The attorneys of Dorsay & Easton are very familiar with the broad range of issues currently facing tribal governments, councils and tribal business entities. Partners Craig J. Dorsay and Lea Ann Easton serve as general legal counsel for the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Samish Indian Nation of Washington, and the Hoh Indian Tribe. Partner Brett Kenney serves as general legal counsel to the Coquille Indian Tribe. Suzy Driver is of counsel to our firm and has special expertise in water law and other natural resource issues, negotiations, and assisting tribes with strategic planning.
Our team also provides legal services to other Pacific Northwest Tribes and nationally in the areas of gaming, housing, jurisdictional issues, economic development, natural resources and Indian child welfare.
We strive to provide honest, thoughtful analysis and legal opinions even in the most challenging situations, and we pride ourselves on being available and responsive to our tribal clients’ needs.
We are committed advocates on behalf of our clients.
We provide our clients with the highest-value services for a reasonable price. The depth and breadth of our Indian country knowledge and experience enable us to quickly provide legal advice on many diverse issues. We use our collective skills and experience to thoroughly research, analyze and evaluate alternative and adaptive approaches. Because of our price structure and our dedication to tribal values, Dorsay & Easton clients receive a high degree of attorney contact.
1737 NE Alberta St, Ste 208
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 790-9060