Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Kerry Patterson ('01)
Kerry Patterson, a 2001 alumna of the College of Law, was featured recently in the Phoenix Business Journal's column, Change Agent. Reporter Mike Sunnucks said Patterson, an associate at Fennemore Craig PC in Phoenix, has carved out a niche in American Indian law. She has a certificate in Indian law, sits on the Indian Legal Program's Advisory Council, serves on the Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona and is a founding member of the Native American Bar Association of Arizona. She specializes in zoning, land use, leasing and development work both on and off the reservation. "As a Native American, I understand the tribal perspective and recognize that the work I do will impact tribes for several years," said Patterson, a member of the Seneca Nation. "So it is important that both the developer and the Indian tribe share a common vision for the project."