Litigating Patron Tort Claims in Tribal Court

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location: Webinar

Cost: FREE

Register: Here

MCLE: One Hour of General Participatory MCLE Credit

Did you know that there are 18 federally recognized tribal lands in San Diego County? Do you enjoy heading to the casino for an evening of live entertainment or gambling? Did you realize that while on tribal land, any claims that may arise could fall under tribal jurisdiction? If you would like to learn more about how tribal law and tribal courts handle tort claims, then this is the event for you!

In this program, three experts will discuss key issues related to practicing law in tribal courts, including:

  • Tribal court jurisdiction and procedural requirements
  •  Case management in tort claims
  •  Recommendations for tribal court practice
  • Pre-litigation administration and investigation of tort claims
  •  Tribal representation in patron tort claims

About the Speakers: 

Associate Judge Gregory Thompson was appointed to the Intertribal Court of Southern California in 2015 and previously served in the highest appointed position in three urban district attorney’s offices—Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego. He also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Sheriff of San Diego County and retired from that position in 2015.

Alicia Soares, Liability Claims Supervisor of Tribal First Liability Claims, is one of the nation’s leading Tribal claim administrators. Alicia helps supervise and coach the adjusting staff on the Self-Insured liability claims, as well as the First Dollar Package Program clams. She has vast experience in handling and recognizing Federal Tort Claims, General Liability, Auto, Liquor Liability, and Employment Practices losses.

Phillip C. Samouris, Partner, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, has represented San Diego County Indian tribes in a variety of matters and disputes for over 20 years and has developed a specialty in Indian sovereignty claims. His experience also includes partnership and contractual disputes, patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret lawsuits, interference with business relations, investor lawsuits, fraud, and employment issues. He has successfully handled numerous jury trials and arbitration hearings.

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