Robert S. Thompson III has broad experience in Indian law and energy and natural resources matters, with a focus on the oil and gas industry. He represents tribal and non-tribal clients in resource development, production, rights-of-way, easements, leases, joint ventures and partnerships.
Rob is experienced in the development of American Indian and public lands natural resources and the statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to such development. He has made presentations on issues pertaining to development of Indian minerals and enforcement of mineral agreements covering Indian lands to the National Academy of Sciences, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and the Federal Indian Bar Association.
Upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1979, Rob was selected for the Solicitor's Honors Program and moved to Washington, D.C., to serve in the Solicitor's Office of the Department of Interior. Following his departure from government service in 1981, he entered private practice and focused on Indian law, federal litigation and natural resource development. Rob is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.