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Martha L. King, P.C.

Firm Details

Martha L. King, P.C. is a 100% Indian-owned, woman owned, small business dedicated to providing excellent, timely, and precise legal services to Indian entities, enterprises, authorities, utilities, and Indian-owned small businesses. 

The Firm, through its Managing Attorney, has over twenty years of experience drafting legislation, amendments to legislation, including the Navajo Nation Sales Tax Trust Fund Plan of Operation for Distributing Funds, Local Governance Trust Fund, Navajo Business Site Leasing regulations, and amendments to the Local Governance Act and the Navajo Nation Code among others; assisting and advising Navajo Nation development committees on many diverse infrastructures, local governance matters, as well as on various aspects of the twelve economic enterprises of the Navajo Nation; and working with other business law matters such as that of labor and employment, land use, economic development and litigation. 

The Firm’s practice areas include law drafting, employment law, tribal taxation, economic development, federal, tribal and state-tribal relations, local governance, land use regulation, intergovernmental arguments, contract, civil defense, administrative law, and other matters common to municipal governments including parliamentary procedures. 

The Firm works with Boards of Directors and Management Boards in developing or amending governing documents for their businesses, including bylaws, policies and procedures, operating agreements and plans of operation, and in observing corporate formalities and applicable fiduciary duties. It develops tribal codes or amendments to support business activity. It also develops employee handbooks and other internal policies and procedures, and provides advice on compliance with such documents. It reviews leases, contracts, sales and purchase agreements, general agreements and other business documents for clients. The Firm assists management in litigation prevention strategies, but when corporate clients are sued, or they need to sue, the Firm litigates on their behalf. 

The team at Martha L. King, P.C. is dedicated to seeing that the interests of our clients are protected, and is committed to working with them to achieve their economic goals.

Management

Martha L. King
Managing Attorney
Kara Powell
Office Manager/Paralegal

Demographics

Partners

Women: 1

Native-American: 1

Management / Department Heads

Disabled: 1

Paralegals

Men: 1

Non-Legal Employees

Native-American: 1

Men: 1

About Our Clients

Native people suffer the highest rate of poverty among any race group of America[1] and endure a health and mortality rate lower than that of the U.S. population at large.[2]  Additionally, in comparison to the rest of U.S. households, Native people are substantially more likely to live in overcrowded homes that lack complete plumbing and kitchen facilities.[3]  Native men and women report a higher rate of violent victimization than men and women of other backgrounds[4], while Native youth experience higher rates of mental health disorders, alcohol-use disorders, gang involvement, and victimization.[5]  Even the United States and/or the Native people’s own tribal governments try to push these individuals around.  Because Native people often lack the ability to enforce Constitutions, budget ordinances, sunshine laws, or other legal rights of membership either to employment, land or services, there are corrupt individuals who use their positions to attempt or achieve a victimization on such tribal members.

We are proud to work with clients that are willing to make a difference in their communities.  Such individuals are determined, effective, stable, and thus are natural leaders for what is right.  Even though they may have been mistreated, retaliated against, and wronged, they seek out legal representation to push to make the situation better for both themselves and others.  Martha L. King & Associates, P.C. work with and for our clients to help them effect change.  Such change might take the form of a policy shift on the treatment of allotments in Alaska, protection of a whistleblower from retaliation, and the cessation of corruption in Indian country.  The Firm's goal is to take and win cases that have a positive impact on Native people, and to create laws and policies that do the same.  Like many other firms, the Firm's primary source of employment will come in the form of a client who walks through the door and asks for help.  In this circumstance, the Firm will provide its client with expert legal analysis, litigation, and administrative advocacy.  However, where the Firm diverges from a traditional firm is in its active pursuit of cases with the potential to shape new law. The Firm strives to provide quality representation at a reasonable price for issues in Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, and Civil Litigation.  What makes this cost reduction possible is the Firm's abandonment of traditional notions of a law firm.  Instead of a large, centralized office with high administrative expenditures, the Firm keeps its overhead low through the use of contract employees set up at remote offices throughout the country.  It also utilizes the latest technology, including cloud computing and file-sharing applications.

Martha L. King & Associates, P.C. is proud of its work, but none of it is possible without the strength, courage and conviction of our clients.

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[1] http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2015/cb15-ff22.html

[1] https://www.ihs.gov/newsroom/factsheets/disparities/

[1] https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr_edge_research_040714.html

[1] https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/183781.pdf (Page 6)

[1] http://www.nicwa.org/children_families/

Contacts

MARTHA L KING
MANAGING ATTORNEY
(505) 433 - 7517
KARA POWELL
OFFICE MANAGER/PARALEGAL
CODY JEFF
CLERK
(505) - 433 - 7517

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