Christina West is an AV rated lawyer who has practiced law for more than fifteen years. She holds both a JD degree and a Certificate in Indian Law from Arizona State University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tulsa. Christina’s work has been recognized through her receipt of a number of prestigious awards including the Top 250 Female Litigators in America, Rising Star award, Native American Law award and Future Star award. Christina has represented tribal clients in a wide range of federal Indian law matters, including constitutional law, tribal governance, contract law, development projects, and liability defense as well as real estate, business and employment matters.
She is licensed in the Pueblos of Laguna, Tesuque, San Juan/ Ohkay Owingeh, Isleta, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation; New Mexico state court; the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Christina serves as Chair of the Indian Law Section of the New Mexico Bar Association and is the Director at Large of the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association. She is also an Associate Member of the Tribal In-House Counsel Association. Christina is of Southern Cheyenne descent.