Mr. Narvaez joined the firm as an associate in 2011.
Citizen, Pinoleville Pomo Nation.
Trial advocacy; International transactions; Taxation; Gaming law; Tribal economic development; Tribal acknowledgment and recognition; Tribal self-determination; Administrative law.
California; South Dakota; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California, and the District of South Dakota.
University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 2011), American Indian Law Certificate, with honors; Biola University (B.S., 2007).
PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
Law Clerk, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (2010); Law Clerk, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (2010); Student Attorney, University of Colorado Law School American Indian Law Clinic (2009-2010); Law Clerk, Qwest Communications Corporate Legal Department (2009).
Sacramento County Bar Association
Mr. Narvaez′s multifacted practice has given him experience in tribal governmental affairs, administrative law, gaming law, tribal economic development, and litigation. Mr. Narvaez has assisted in drafting tribal codes and ordinances, advising tribal governments on personnel issues, defending and prosecuting suits in state and federal court, and advocating for clients before federal agencies. In law school, Mr. Narvaez served as a student attorney in the Native American Law Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School. In that role, he worked extensively with the Indian Child Welfare Act. He advocated for clients and ensured state courts and agencies adhered to the federally-mandated requirements of ICWA.