Charles H. Tripp, JD, is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. He is
a founding partner of Legal Advocates in Indian Country, LLP, a widely
recognized law firm with offices in Oklahoma and Washington. He is also a
founding partner in Indian Collaborative Consultants, LLC, a 100 percent native
owned consulting firm specializing in tribal and sovereignty issues. Both firms
serve native people and tribal entities throughout the country. Judge
Tripp is currently the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Kaw Nation and
serves as District Judge for the following tribal judiciaries: Miami Tribe of
Oklahoma, Sac n Fox Tribe of Missouri, and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and
Nebraska. As an attorney, Judge Tripp represents multiple tribal entities in
Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and Washington.
Marsha L. Harlan, Partner
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