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Michael A. Robinson


Michael A. Robinson


Mr. Robinson joined the firm in 2003, became a partner in 2007 and became a firm owner in 2019. Mr. Robinson has a strong background in litigation and in Indian, natural resources, administrative and environmental law. While an attorney at Nevada Legal services, he provided comprehensive legal representation to individual Indian clients, as well as tribes in all areas of Indian law, including protection of tribal water rights. During his tenure at the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Mr. Robinson practiced extensively in the area of natural resources and environmental law, working closely with New Mexico tribes on Indian land claims issues. At the University of New Mexico School of Law, Mr. Robinson dedicated himself to the study of Indian and natural resources law.

Besides being an accomplished litigator, Mr. Robinson has had numerous successes working with tribes, administrative agencies, and elected governmental officials on legislative and regulatory issues.


  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association


  • California

  • Chippewa Cree Tribe

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits

  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California and the District of Colorado

  • United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico

  • Intertribal Court of Southern California

  • Fort Berthold District Court


  • University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 1999)

  • Editor, Natural Resources Journal

  • Ohio State University Graduate School of History (1994)

  • Eastern Michigan University (B.A.,1992)

Prior Legal Experience

  • Director of Wilderness Protection/Staff Attorney, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (2002-2003)

  • Staff Attorney, Nevada Legal Services (1999-2000)

  • Law Clerk, Environmental Division, Attorney General of New Mexico (1998)

  • Law Clerk, Columbia Legal Services, Indian Law Unit (1996)