PeopleHeidi McNeil Staudenmaier
Heidi 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
  • 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

  • Who's Who Legal: Sports & Gaming (2014-2023) 
  • AZ Business Leaders, AZ Business Leaders Magazine (2020-2023)
  • Business Today, Top 10 Influential Native American Law Attorneys in Arizona (2023) 
  • Top 25 Attorneys of Arizona, Attorney Intel (2023) 
    • Native American Law, Gaming Law, and Business Litigation 
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Gaming Law, Native American Law, Commercial Litigation (2005-2024) 
    • Phoenix Native American Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2015, 2017, 2024)
    • Phoenix Gaming “Lawyer of the Year” (2011, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Chambers USA: AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS®, Gaming & Licensing (only AZ lawyer) (2009-2023)
  • Chambers Global: AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS®, Native American Law, Gaming & Licensing (among select group of US lawyers) (2012-2023)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Native American Law (2015-2022)
  • 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)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment (only AZ lawyer selected) (2014-2022)
  • Top Ten Great Women of Gaming (2006) 
  • 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
  • Arcadia Cares: Food for Kidz Packathon Committee

  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • Various Tribal Courts