CHIEF JUSTICE ANDREW ADAMS III

Justice Andrew Adams III is a founding member of Hogen Adams PLLC in St. Paul, Minnesota, a firm specializing in Indian law.  In his current practice, Justice Adams regularly advises clients on a wide range of legal matters involving federal Indian law, tribal constitutional law, tribal governance, litigation, gaming law, complex financial transactions, tax issues related to Tribal governments and individual tribal members, business law, employment law, treaty hunting, fishing, and gathering law, and government relations.

Justice Adams earned a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2006.  He also studied at the University of Michigan where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1996 and a master's degree in 1999.

Justice Adams currently serves as a Chief Justice on the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska Supreme Court, and Justice on the Gun Lake Tribal Supreme Court.  Additionally, Justice Adams currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section and as Chairperson of the Indian Education Parent Committee for the White Bear Lake Area School District / ISD624.

Justice Adams is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and is a member of the Tvlahasse Wvkokaye Ceremonial Grounds.  He was nominated and confirmed to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court in January 2012 and served as Chief Justice during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 terms and Vice-Chief Justice during the 2013 term.