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Tribal governments have the sovereign right to govern themselves and their lands, and to exercise that sovereignty in many ways. Mctlaw helps tribal governments protect those rights, uphold tribal sovereignty, and exercise it for the long-term benefit of the tribe and its citizens. That includes:

Developing Tribal Codes, Regulations, and Court Rules

Mctlaw writes tribal codes and regulations for many tribal clients. Codes and regulations such as:

Our attorneys are careful to learn the Tribe’s goals and preferred approaches, and then develop legislative or regulatory language that clearly and effectively meets the Tribe’s needs.

Negotiating Governance and Tax Compacts with Other Governments

The attorneys at mctlaw negotiate intergovernmental compacts with state and local governments for tribal clients. These include class III gaming compacts, cannabis sales compacts, retail tax compacts, and payment in lieu of leasehold excise tax agreements.

Obtaining Pub. Law 638 Self-Determination Contracts and Self-Governance Compacts

Public Law 638 gives federally recognized Indian tribes the right to enter contracts with the Federal government to serve their tribal members and other eligible persons. Our firm has significant experience working with the Department of the Interior and the Indian Health Service on Pub. Law 638 contracts and compacts, as well as other sources of federal funding for tribal programs.

Representing Tribal Government in Tribal Court

Mctlaw represents the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe as prosecutors and assistant attorneys general in the tribes’ respective tribal courts. We represent these tribes in criminal cases, Indian child welfare cases, and cases involving tribal governance and enrollment.

Advising on Economic Development Opportunities such as Government Contracts

Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act gives tribes and native-owned businesses a leg up on the competition to supply federal agencies with goods and services. Our Indian law group includes government contract attorneys who advise tribes from the early planning stages to negotiating and implementing a lucrative contract with the federal government.


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My experience with mctlaw for my hip claim was remarkable, I found the communication to be outstanding. I also felt they did an excellent job setting expectations and then delivering on those stated expectations. From net amount, timing of the settlement, how much each related party would receive etc. they were outstanding. I would highly recommend them. They are very professional and set the bar in vaccine injury practice.


Five stars for mctlaw! Paralegal Leslie Williams did an outstanding job communicating with us and keeping us informed. Thanks for all the help.


I am excited to be receiving my final payment so I can put all this behind me. I am really grateful to everyone who played a part in getting me this well deserved settlement as my life has been negatively impacted over the years.


We cannot thank you enough for the services your firm has provided for Marie and I in our time of need. I could not have chosen a finer firm near or far to represent us.

John and Marie (Last Name Withheld for Privacy)

My first response is “Wow!” It has only been 11 months since I first heard of “SIRVA” and an HHS program that awarded compensation to its victims and only 7 months since MC&T accepted my case. I feel that your efforts on my part made all the difference.

A. Stoneburner

Thanks to you I am living comfortably in my own home with assistance. After my devastating GBS diagnosis from the flu vaccine six years ago, I didn’t know what to do. Thank goodness I found you and your law firm. Thank you so much!

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Alison is a phenomenal attorney… When she put together the demand letter she was able to explain what I had been through and how I had felt… I want to thank your firm but personally thank all that had a hand in resolving my case.

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The past 10 months have been a whirlwind to say the least but we are truly thankful, grateful and appreciative of …all you have done for our family. This is truly life changing for us. The weight that this lifts off of our shoulders and the peace of mind it will give us….its priceless. So again, thank you.

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Thank you so much. It was so nice to deal with someone who treated us with respect and had a true interest in our future. This would not have happened without your hard work. Please tell anyone who helped with this that we truly appreciate it.

Martin (Last Name Withheld)

I am so grateful for all of your time and tireless work that you have put into resolving my case. Most sincere thanks.


I just wanted to thank you for your help over the past 3 years…Thank you for negotiating with the DOJ in order to get as much as we could under the circumstance…It has been a pleasure having you and your wonderful staff here to assist me in this long and tedious effort.

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Thank you for all of your efforts all along to help resolve lifelong issues I will always have due to this defective implant. You have held my hand through a lot and each and everyone of you at MCT are appreciated for all of your efforts.

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Mr. Maglio, I want you to know the appreciation I have for Diana Stadelnikas and her team for the effort they have put into my wife’s claim! The settlement negotiation they achieved (in a very frustrating situation) is outstanding! While there’s a way to go yet, I want to assure you will they have my full confidence and gratitude to the finish! I know you must be proud of your people!


I thank you so much for your diligent and hard work on my behalf. You are a thoroughly professional and pleasant person and I am grateful for having you on my case.

Susan M.