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Attorney Biography

W. Gregory Guedel, Ph.D.
Of Counsel
Tel: 405.602.9425
Fax: 405.602.9426
Email: gguedel@hobbsstraus.com

Greg Guedel joined Hobbs Straus in 2016 after serving the interests of tribal governments and communities in the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years. His legal practice focuses on assisting tribal governments, businesses, and communities with economic development, strengthening institutions, complex construction projects, and dispute resolution. Greg is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Native American Concerns and served as Chair for nine years.

For his research on Native American political economy, in 2016 Greg received the first Ph.D. ever awarded in the 100+ year history of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies. His doctoral research on tribal economic development has been published by the American Indian Law Review and the American Indian Law Journal, and he is the author of the book Strategies and Methods for Tribal Economic Development – Creating Sustainable Prosperity in Native American Communities. His academic and legal research on Indigenous economic development has been published and cited by leading media sources including The Economist, Bloomberg Business Week, Newsweek, National Public Radio, and numerous international television and multimedia services.

Greg actively supports veterans’ rights and programs, and from 1994-2002 served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Judge Advocate General’s Corps with the 2nd Armored Division, 4th Infantry Division, and 81st Infantry Brigade. Greg, his wife Christina, and their son Thomas enjoy hiking and outdoor sports, bird watching, and spending time with their family.

Professional Organizations:
Northwest Indian Bar Association
American Bar Association Committee on Native American Concerns
Board Member, Center for Indigenous Rights and Justice
Board Member, New Mexico Community Capital
American Legion
Education:
University of Washington, Ph.D. 2016
London School of Economics and Political Science, Graduate Diploma, 2006
University of Washington, J.D. 1994
University of Southern California, B.S., 1991
Bar Admissions:
Tulalip Tribal Court
Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribal Court
State of Washington
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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