Specializing in Native American Law and Government Relations in
Walker Law LLC is owned by Elizabeth T. Walker, an experienced attorney in the federal regulatory and Congressional legislative process. The firm represents corporate, Tribal and individual clients on a variety of issues with a special interest in Native American legal, regulatory and legislative issues, in both state and federal arenas. Walker Law has specific experience with Tribal economic development and program funding, fee lands into Trust, Federal grants, environmental and energy law, and Indian Gaming. The firm has assisted with the development of Tribal laws and constitutions and has represented clients on potential land claims or trust lands issues. In addition, Walker Law litigates in certain practice areas and represents Tribal clients before the US Court of Federal Claims.
Legal, Legislative & Political Advocacy
Walker Law LLC advocates on behalf of clients before all branches of government, with access to key members of Congress, Federal Agencies and the White House. The firm provides clients with strategies to effectively influence legislative or administrative action to achieve successful results. Services include regular professional reports with updates on government policies and actions that keep clients well informed and alerted to areas impacting their objectives.
Walker Law LLC has provided quality legal services and government advocacy on a variety of complex business and special interest issues, such as government contracts, educational programs, science and technology research, transportation funding, government appropriations, energy/renewable resources incentives, air quality standards, tort reform and employment law. The firm represents clients before both state and federal agencies on administrative appeals and government contract audits and investigations.
Walker Law often takes on challenging issues for communities in need, such as helping to establish the non profit status for the descendents of the survivors at Wounded Knee. And for many years represented the six Virginia Indian Tribes on Congressional legislation seeking federal recognition of their colonial period Treaty with the King of England. (Click Here to visit the Blog documenting the historic trip to England and St. George’s Church, the burial place of Pocahontas, the daughter of the Chief Powhatan.)
Public Relations & Communications
Walker Law LLC provides creative grassroots strategies related to all forms of media, i.e. print, television, radio and Internet services. In addition the firm has formed relationships that have assisted firm clients in key communications before members of Congress and federal agencies. For example, for over 15 years, the firm has teamed with Gillian Drake, a well known communications training specialist and President of On Trial Associates, Inc. These firms have worked together on a wide range of issues and venues from preparing clients to testify in court and before state agency boards to presentations to high level agency officials.
Ms. Drake provides consulting services to many national law firms preparing witnesses and developing communications strategies for litigation. This unique combination of talents has allowed Walker Law to assist clients in preparing congressional testimony on complicated cultural and legal issues.
Profile of Elizabeth T. Walker
Elizabeth (Liz) Walker attended the University of Virginia during her undergraduate career and later after working on Capitol Hill for a Virginia Congressman, received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. After completing a clerkship with a US District Court Judge, in the Eastern District of Virginia, she began her legal career at a regional firm in Northern Virginia.
This experience eventually led her to private practice in Washington, D.C. where she was a Vice President of Government Affairs in a consulting arm of a large national law firm. Later she joined an established federal affairs firm in Washington, D.C, where she developed her current Native American practice.
Ms. Walker was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia and has been politically and civically active all her life. She served eight years on the Board of Visitors of George Mason University, and has served on boards of several non-profit organizations including the Vestry of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento, California.
Ms. Walker is an active member
of the Virginia State Bar, and is a past Board member of the Alexandria
Bar Association. As a practicitioner in Indian law and policy issues,
she belongs to the Federal Bar Association, Indian Law Section and attends
regularly their annual conferences in New Mexico. She also is a member
of the Bar of the US Court of Federal Claims where she has represented
clients on Indian trust land claims.
©Liz Walker 2013