Richard A. Guest
Richard A. Guest is a Staff Attorney in our Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining the Native American Rights Fund, Mr. Guest was a Senior Associate with Troutman Sanders LLP in their Indian law practice, focusing on environmental issues, energy projects, economic development, financial institutions and telecommunications services in Indian country. Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., he served as the on-reservation tribal attorney for the Skokomish Indian Tribe and worked as an associate attorney for the law firm now known as Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak and McGaw, located in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Guest has represented Indian tribes on a broad range of issues in federal, state and tribal forums. He has provided legal counsel to tribal leaders and administrative staff in government-to-government proceedings, including co-management of fish, timber and wildlife, as well as the development of intergovernmental agreements on jurisdiction over natural resources, law enforcement, taxation and social services.
Mr. Guest obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Arizona-College of Law in 1994, receiving the Roger C. Henderson Award for Distinguished Graduating Senior. His thesis, Intellectual Property Rights and Native American Tribes was published in 1995 in the American Indian Law Review. Mr. Guest a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Washington State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Tax Court and the United States District Courts for the Western District of Washington, the District of Arizona and the District of Columbia.