Randolph (Dolph) Barnhouse is an AV rated lawyer who has argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, the New Mexico Supreme Court, and the Second, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth US Courts of Appeals. Dolph holds both a JD (cum laude) and an MBA (summa cum laude) from the University of New Mexico. He has counseled Native boards and Tribal clients in connection with special prosecutor investigations, board ethics issues, and federal grant compliance issues.
Before joining the firm, Dolph was executive director of DNA People’s Legal Services serving members of seven tribes in three states. Dolph has served as Chair of the NNBA Judicial Evaluation Committee, as legal counsel for the NNBA Disciplinary Committee, and has served on the New Mexico Board of Bar Commissioners. Dolph is a recipient of the State Bar of New Mexico’s Courageous Advocacy Award and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government’s William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award. Dolph’s practice emphasizes representation of Native interests in highly regulated fields including gaming, tobacco, appellate advocacy, and complex litigation.