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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).

Attorney Biography

Michael D. McMahan
Associate
Tel: 405.602.9425
Fax: 405.602.9426
Email: mmcmahan@hobbsstraus.com

Mr. McMahan joined the Firm in 2014, bringing with him more than a decade of experience representing Native American Tribal governments and their related business entities. His background includes serving as a prosecuting attorney for various tribes, assisting in the implementation of drug courts, developing tribal codes and court procedures, assisting in tribal elections, working on Indian child welfare matters, and assisting tribes with day-to-day business and administrative matters. While representing tribes, Mr. McMahan has litigated at all levels of tribal, state and federal courts.

Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Mr. McMahan’s primary practice consisted of commercial matters, including representation of banks and commercial clients in transactional matters, bankruptcy and litigation, and various commercial real estate matters. Mr. McMahan’s of extensive experience includes all aspects of complex civil litigation and bankruptcy/creditors' rights and a history of representing local and multinational companies in courts nationwide.

Mr. McMahan also occasionally represented adoptive families, including finalizing adoptions for families adopting through agencies.

Of Note:
Appointed by the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives to the Oklahoma State Legislature’s Adoption Review Task Force in 2009, which proposed numerous revisions to Oklahoma’s adoption laws, all of which were subsequently enacted.
For almost three years Mr. McMahan taught government, ethics and legal courses at a local career training school.
Education:
The University of Oklahoma (B.A. in News Communication, 1994)
University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1996)
Bar Admissions:
Oklahoma & Texas (Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
U.S. District Court for Western, Eastern & Northern Districts of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for Western, Eastern & Southern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court.
State Bar of Texas


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