Mark Echo Hawk leads a robust Indian law practice group. For over two decades he has specialized in Indian law matters and championed Tribal interests. Mark represents Tribal governments on all governance matters, including Treaty rights, leasing and rights of way, taxation, 638 contracting, State and Federal government relations, tobacco regulation, health care, human resources, land and natural resource use, jurisdictional matters, contracts, code drafting and revision, grants, TERO, schools and education, Tribal courts, gaming, etc., and lobbying.
He focuses his practice on Tribal economic development, including Section 17 corporate charters and business organization, SBA 8(a) contracting, Tribal hotels and travel plaza development, mortgage and housing finance business, Tribal health insurance, and financial institution options. He also maintains an active practice representing businesses that work with Tribes or on Reservation lands. In addition to advocating for Tribal governments, Mark has also served as Tribal prosecutor and Tribal judge, and currently serves as the Chief Justice of the Pawnee Nation Supreme Court.
Mark speaks Spanish fluently and enjoys pickleball, running, hiking, archery, and sports.
Admitted to Practice:
United States Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court –Idaho
United States District Court – Utah
Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Bar
Idaho State Bar
Utah State Bar
Washington State Bar
J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts- Idaho State University
Member,United States Sentencing Commission Tribal Issues Advisory Group
Justice,Pawnee Nation Supreme Court
Member, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Bar Association
Board Member, Federal Public Defender Services of Idaho
Tribal Economic Development
TheFuture of the Minority Business Enterprise: The Plenary Truth, Sovereignty Symposium XII (1999)