PeopleHeidi McNeil Staudenmaier

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

PeopleHeidi McNeil Staudenmaier

  • 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
      • Executive Council Member
      • Business & Corporate Litigation Committee, Past Chair
      • Fellows Advisory Committee and Past Fellow
      • Gaming Law Committee & Tribal Courts
      • "Business Law Today," Past Editorial Board Chair
    • 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 Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review, Past Attorney Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

  • THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA®, Gaming Law, Native American Law, Business Litigation (2005-2021) 
    • BEST LAWYERS’ Phoenix Native American Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2015, 2017)
    • BEST LAWYERS’ Phoenix Gaming “Lawyer of the Year” (2011, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021)
  • Chambers USA: AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS®, Gaming & Licensing (only AZ lawyer) (2009-2021)
  • Chambers Global: AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS®, Native American Law, Gaming & Licensing (among select group of US lawyers) (2012-2021)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Native American Law (2015-2021)
  • AZ Business Leaders, Native American Law (2020 & 2021)
  • Arizona Capitol Times, Inaugural Women Achievers of Arizona (2019)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Hall of Fame Inductee (2019)
  • Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award, ABA Business Law Section (2019)
  • Phoenix Greater Chamber ATHENA Awards Finalist (2019)
  • University of Iowa College of Law Alumni Service Award (2019)
  • AZ BUSINESS Most Influential Women (2016)
  • International Masters of Gaming Law (2001-present): (President, 2003 – only Woman President), Nominating Committee Chair (2019-2020); Executive Committee Advisor; Diversity Committee; Boston 2021 Conference Committee
  • Who’s Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment 2020 (only AZ lawyer selected) (2014-2021)
  • Women in Law Awards, Gaming Law, Lawyer Monthly Magazine (2014)
  • AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Ten Great Women of Gaming (2006) 
  • Profile, Phoenix Magazine (November 2006)
  • Profile, The 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, Valley of the Sun United Way
  • Maricopa County Justice Museum & Learning Center, Founding Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Honoring Justice O'Connor, Founding Member
  • University of Iowa College of Law Foundation, Lifetime Honorary Director
  • ASU Native American Law Students, Mentor
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • National Charity League - Camelback Mountain Chapter, Past President
  • Boys Team Charity - Camelback Chapter, Past Team Leader 
  • Boy Scout Troop 6, Past Merit Badge Counselor and Charter Member
  • Arcadia Cares: Food for Kidz Packathon Committee
  • Arcadia High School, Past President of Soccer and Media Comm Boosters
  • Philanthropy Volunteer: Nourish Phoenix (formerly 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