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Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

Partner| Phoenix


Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier is nationally recognized in the areas of Indian Law, Gaming Law and Business Litigation. She represents tribes, tribal entities and businesses who engage in commercial transactions with tribes and tribal entities.

  • University of Iowa, College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1985)
  • University of Iowa (B.A., Journalism and Broadcasting (double major), with distinction, 1981)
  • International Masters of Gaming Law, Past President
  • Executive Editor, Gaming Law Review and Economics
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors
  • American Bar Association
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Business Law Section
      • Business & Corporate Litigation Committee, Chair
      • Fellows Advisory Committee and Past Fellow
      • Gaming Law Committee & Tribal Courts
      • "Business Law Today," Past Editorial Board Chair
      • Past Executive Council Member
    • Commission on Domestic Violence, Past Member
    • House of Delegates, Past Member
    • Young Lawyers Division, Past Officer
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Indian Law Section, Founding Member and Past Chairperson
    • Young Lawyers Division, Past Executive Officer
    • Arizona High School Mock Trial Program, Past State Legal Counsel Coordinator
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, Past President
    • Young Lawyers Division, Past President
  • Native American Bar Association of Arizona, Founding Member
  • Judge Pro Tem for Arizona Court of Appeals and Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review, Past Attorney Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Most Influential Women, AZ Business Magazine (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Native American Law (2005-2019)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Native American Law (2015, 2017)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Gaming Law (2011, 2016, 2018)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Native American Law (2014-2018)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Native American Law (Nationwide) (2009-2018); Gaming & Licensing (Nationwide) (2013-2018)
  • Chambers Global: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Gaming & Licensing (Global-Wide) (2012-2017)
  • Women in Law Awards, Gaming Law, Lawyer Monthly Magazine (2014)
  • Who's Who Legal, Sports & Entertainment (2013-2017)
  • Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers (2011-present)
  • Greater Phoenix Attorney at Law Magazine feature story, "The Women of Snell & Wilmer" (December 2009)
  • Casino Enterprise Management feature story, "The 2006 Great Women of Gaming" (March 2007)
  • Top Ten Great Women of Gaming (2006)
  • Profile, Phoenix Magazine (November 2006)
  • Profile, Phoenix Business Journal (June 2005)
  • First American Leadership Award, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (2001)
  • Valley Influential-Law, Phoenix Business Journal (1999)
  • Women’s Leadership Council for Valley of the Sun United Way, Inaugural Member
  • Tocqueville Society
  • Maricopa County Justice Museum & Learning Center, Founding Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Honoring Justice O'Connor, Executive Committee
  • University of Iowa College of Law Foundation, Board of Directors
  • ASU Native American Law Students, Mentor
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • National Charity League, Camelback Mountain Chapter
    • President (2011-2012)
    • Vice President of Philanthropy (2009-2010)
  • Boys Team Charity, Camelback Chapter
    • Team Manager (2015-2016)
  • Boy Scout Troop 6, Merit Badge Counselor
  • Prince of Peace Church, Volunteer
  • Arcadia High School, Boys' Soccer Booster President and Media Comm Booster President
  • Philanthropy Volunteer
    • ICM
    • Andre House
    • St. Mary's Food Bank
    • Back to School Clothing Drive
    • Homeward Bound
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Various Tribal Courts