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Chief Justice Andrew Adams III

Chief Justice Andrew Adams III is a founding member of Hogen Adams PLLC in St. Paul, Minnesota; a firm specializing in Indian law.  He previously worked as an associate at the Jacobson Law Group, after working as an attorney for the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. In his current practice, Chief Justice Adams regularly advises clients on a wide range of legal matters involving federal Indian law, gaming law, litigation, internet gaming, contracts, business development, and transactions.

Chief 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.  

Chief Justice Adams currently serves as a Board Member of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association, Deputy Chair for the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section, Board Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Indian Law Section, Board Member of the Tiwahe Foundation, and Board Member of the Native American Community Development Institute.  He also serves as Chief Justice of the Santee Sioux Nation Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Adams is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and is a member of the Tallahassee Wvkokaye Ceremonial Grounds.  He was nominated and confirmed to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court in January 2012 and served as Vice-Chief Justice during the 2013 term.  His term as Chief Justice began on January 1, 2014.