Lauren King, a Member of Foster Pepper’s Native American practice, has been named one of Law360’s 2016 Rising Stars in the Native American category. Lauren will be featured in a profile this May.
Law360’s Rising Star series features the top legal talent in the United States who are under 40 years old and practice in one of 40 practice areas, including appellate, banking, employment, environmental, health care, Native American and real estate. Lauren, who is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, was selected for her substantial contributions to Native American law in Washington state.
Lauren has acted as lead attorney for natural resource matters for the Quileute Tribe, a western Washington state tribe with approximately 2,000 members, since March 2010. Recently, Lauren successfully represented the Quileute Tribe in a highly-contested, six-year long treaty fishing rights case. The 23-day trial called nine expert witnesses and admitted 472 exhibits of evidence to determine where the Quileute fished in the Pacific Ocean in 1855, establishing their treaty fishing rights.
To read more about Lauren’s recent work for the Quileute Tribe, click here.
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