Marsha is a partner in the firm of Legal Advocates for Indian
Country, LLP. Her practice concentrates in the areas of Tribal Governance,
State-Tribal Relations, Tribal Courts, Tribal Child Support Enforcement,
Domestic Relations, Children’s Rights Advocacy, and Mediation.
Marsha obtained her BA/BS from Northeastern State University in
1991, and her JD from the University of Tulsa in 1999.
Prior to joining the firm, Marsha was a solo-practitioner
focusing on domestic relations, tribal law and children’s rights advocacy.
Marsha’s professional associations include: Oklahoma Bar
Association, (member Indian Law Section,) Pawnee Nation Bar, Muscogee (Creek)
Nation Bar, Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma Bar, Citizen Potawatomi Bar, Seminole
Nation of Oklahoma Bar, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Bar, United Keetoowah Band of
Cherokee Bar, Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Bar, Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas
Bar, Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, Ponca Tribe of
Nebraska, and the National Tribal Judges Association.
Marsha currently serves as a justice on the Pawnee Supreme Court
and Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Supreme Court. She is also a District Judge for the
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. Marsha
previously served as the District Judge for the Osage Nation. In addition, she
is a founding partner in the consulting firm of Indian Collaborative
Marsha is a member of the Osage Nation and a native of
Michalah R. Andersen, Associate Attorney
Michalah R. Andersen is an Associate Attorney at Legal
Advocates for Indian Country, LLP, in the Owasso, Oklahoma office. Ms. Andersen started working at the firm in
May 2009 and possesses a wealth of experience in Native American Law, family
law, child support and criminal law. Ms.
Andersen is the Tribal Child Support Enforcement Attorney for the Modoc Tribe
of Oklahoma, the prosecutor for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas and has provided
legal services for victims of domestic violence under the Legal Assistance for
Victims Grant. Ms. Andersen earned her
Bachelor of Science from Northeastern State University in 2004 with a degree in
Criminal Justice and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa
College of Law in 2010.