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Rachel R. Felix

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Rachel Felix is an associate in the Regulatory and Government Practice Group. Rachel assists clients with Indian gaming and tribal law. She represents the Shiprock District on the Navajo Nation Bar Association Board of Bar Commissioners.

*Not currently admitted in Arizona.

Internships

  • Pueblo of Acoma Tribal Courts, 2015

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Education

  • J.D., University of New Mexico School of Law, 2016, Indian Law Certificate; Southwest Indian Law Clinic; Navajo Law Fellowship
  • M.P.A., University of New Mexico, 2016
  • B.U.S., cum laude, University of New Mexico, 2008, Chief Manuelito Academic Excellence Award

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2017
  • Navajo Nation, 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2017
  • Tohono O'odham Nation, 2017

Community

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Navajo Nation Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Native American Bar Association of Arizona
  • Tribal In-house Counsel Association (TICA)

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Native American Law, 2021-2022
  • Mary Beth and W. Richard West Jr. Award for Excellence in Indian Law, 2016
  • Student Editor-in-chief, Tribal Law Journal, 2015-2016
  • Student Liaison, New Mexico Tribal-State Judicial Consortium, 2014-2016

Events

  • Panelist, "The Expansion of Tribal Court Jurisdiction," Western Indian Gaming Conference, February 2020
  • Speaker, "Construction on Tribal Land," Construction Law Essentials, State Bar of Arizona, February 2019
  • Panelist, "Filling the Pipeline," 15th Annual ILPC and TICA Indigenous Law Conference, Michigan State University, November 2018

Personal Background

  • Enrolled member of the Navajo Nation
  • Hometowns: Shiprock, New Mexico; Gallup, New Mexico; and Albuquerque, New Mexico
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