Jeremy Patterson is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (Minicoujou/Itazipco Lakota) and is a founding partner of Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson, LLP, a law firm specializing in the practice of Federal Indian law. Mr. Patterson received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School and holds a Master of Laws degree in American Indian and Indigenous Law from the University of Tulsa. As part of his Master of Laws thesis, Mr. Patterson developed a legal history of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the first published comprehensive legal history of an American Indian tribe that fully documents the evolution of a tribe’s legal, economic social and political systems.
Mr. Patterson focuses his practice on representing American Indian tribes and tribal organizations in a vast array of areas including tribal government representation, tribal economic development, revision of tribal constitutions, management of water resources, and water rights settlement claims. Mr. Patterson also assists Tribal clients with energy development and policy issues, oil and gas development agreements, midstream projects and other permitting and regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Patterson is the past recipient of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) Native American 40 Under 40 Award, has been listed in the “The Best Lawyers in America©” and recognized by Denver based 5280 Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Native American Law for 2017 and 2018.