Congrats to Two Procopio Best Lawyers in America!

All of us in Procopio’s Native American Law practice group are proud of Practice Group Leader Kerry Patterson and Of Counsel Glenn Feldman for being recognized by Best Lawyers in America® as top attorneys in 2021 for their work in Native American Law. Only about 5% of U.S. practicing attorneys achieve this honor.

Procopio Partner and Native American Law Practice Group Leader Kerry Patterson

In addition, Glenn was honored as a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Native American Law, a designation only given to a select few attorneys each year. This is the fourth time he has won that “Lawyer of the Year” for Native American law; he’s also been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” twice for Gaming Law.

Procopio Of Counsel Glenn Feldman

The Native American Law Practice Group at Procopio is proud to have such excellent and dedicated attorneys representing our clients. They joined 49 other Procopio attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers for 2021. You can learn more about all of them in our press release and enjoy this short video.

Procopio Welcomes Indian Gaming Attorney Glenn Feldman

By: Theodore J. Griswold | Partner |
Kerry K. Patterson | Partner |

Glenn Feldman - LinkedInAs we enter a new decade, Procopio’s Native American Practice will be providing enhanced capabilities to assist tribes in economic development activities and tribal governmental functions with the addition of Glenn Feldman, whose Federal Indian Law practice spans over 4 decades. Glenn’s practice is devoted exclusively to Federal Indian Law, with heavy emphasis on tribal governments, Indian gaming and reservation economic development activities, including over $2 billion in casino financing transactions. He provides counsel to a number of Indian tribes, tribal casinos and tribal business ventures in Arizona, California and other western states. Glenn provides decades of experience in drafting tribal codes and ordinances, and negotiating tribal-state gaming compacts in California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Glenn pioneered the rights of Tribes to develop gaming on Tribal lands and successfully defended this right throughout the southwest. In 1986, Glenn successfully argued the California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians case before the United States Supreme Court, which overturned the existing laws restricting gaming on Indian reservations. Congress responded to the Cabazon case by enacting the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act—the federal law which has led to the national proliferation of Tribal gaming enterprises. He has been rated in the Best Lawyers in America since 2005 and four times has been named Lawyer of the Year in Native American Law, Phoenix, including for 2020.

In addition to being a giant in the industry with a ground-breaking history in his law practice, Glenn is one of the warmest persons we could imagine working with. There is a reason his clients have stayed with him for decades—in addition to his productive results, his Tribal clients find him a sage counselor. We are thrilled to be able to work alongside such a giant in the Indian Gaming law industry, and introducing him to Procopio’s Native American Law community.

Glenn can be contacted at and 619.906.5689, and review his bio on Procopio’s website.

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Ted Griswold is head of Procopio’s Native American Law Practice Group and primary editor for the Blogging Circle. Connect with Ted at and 619.515.3277.



Procopio_Patterson_Kerry_Bio Photo 1118Kerry Patterson is a Partner in Procopio’s Native American Practice Group. Connect with Kerry at and 619.515.3298.