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Prior to the founding of the firm, Charles Hobbs successfully litigated early court rulings that led to a Supreme Court decision that the Tribe retained its treaty hunting and fishing rights after Congress terminated the Tribe. Menominee Tribe v. United States, 391 U.S. 404 (1968).

An Enduring Legacy

M. Frances Ayer

Fran devoted her legal career to asserting the rights of Indian tribes and worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for Native American people. Prior to joining Hobbs Straus as a partner in 2002, she was a partner at Morisset, Schlosser, Ayer & Jozwiak.

S. Bobo Dean

Bobo received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1954, after which he attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1961, Bobo received his law degree from Yale University.

Charles A. Hobbs

Charlie worked in the field of Indian law for nearly 60 years, first with the law firm of Wilkinson, Cragun and Barker, and then with our firm, since it was founded in 1982.

Hans C. Walker, Jr.

Mr. Walker devoted his legal career to promoting and defending the legal rights of Indian tribes. Among the first American Indians to become a licensed lawyer (in 1960), he paved the way for others who followed after him.



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