Judy Dworkin is Sacks Tierney’s managing shareholder and leads the firm’s Indian Law and Tribal Relations practice group. She offers broad experience in Indian law, with a major emphasis on assisting Indian tribes in achieving their economic development objectives.
Judy is listed by Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America®, and her leadership of the firm's Indian Law practice has earned "Band 1" status in "Native American Law - Arizona" by London-based Chambers and Partners.
Judy is admitted to the Navajo Nation Bar and has practiced before the Courts of the Tohono O’odham Nation, Gila River Indian Community, Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, San Carlos Apache Tribe and Navajo Nation.
Judy frequently lectures and writes articles on issues in Indian law and business development. She is an Appellate Justice of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Council Court and has served as a judge pro tem for the Tohono O’odham Nation and a special judge to the Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribe in Nevada as well as a Solicitor to the Hualapai Tribe.
In addition to her Indian Law practice, she has spent a great deal of her career focused on water rights and has taught Water Law and Natural Resources Law at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Judy was one of four private-sector finalists for the 2017 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award, presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. The ATHENA Awards honor women at the pinnacle of their careers who invest consistently in their profession and community and in other women.