John Dunn
Tulsa -

Mannford - 918.865.8030


Some have described me as “unwavering” when it comes to principles. Others say that I exhibit the trait of "loyalty to a fault" or that I am "utterly relentless” when pursuing an objective. As your attorney, I promise to be a loyal advocate and to be unwavering in the pursuit of your goals. I am a zealous advocate that does not shy away from conflict and litigation. I believe that the strongest weapon that an attorney can have is knowledge of his case. I will aggressively prepare your case for litigation while attempting to resolve the issues on favorable terms - a kind of "peace through strength" approach to the practice of law.

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Each tribe has established a court that is intended to interpret and adjudicate the tribal code that was enacted by its tribal government.  These courts are courts of general jurisdiction.  In other words, they can hear all matters (criminal, family law, probate, civil) that are not otherwise reserved to the federal government.  The remedies that can be awarded there may be different than what is otherwise available on state or federal court.  However, in order to be in tribal court it is essential that the court have jurisdiction over the parties.  This generally requires that at least one of the parties, if not both, are classified as Indian under federal law. 


As with all courts, it is always advised that someone who is going to be there be represented by an attorney.  In order to practice before these courts, the attorney must be specifically licensed to practice there and be admitted to that tribe's bar. 


John Dunn is a member of many of the tribal bars and has practiced a variety of types of law in tribal court.  If you are seeking a qualified attorney to represent you in tribal court, contact John Dunn today.