Racheal M. White Hawk is an associate attorney with Earthjustice’s Northwest Office in Seattle. She is a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (the Sicangu Lakota Oyate or Burnt Thigh Nation).
Before joining Earthjustice, Racheal practiced Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law as an associate attorney at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. Prior to her work at Procopio, Racheal clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Judge Mary Schroeder and at the Arizona Supreme Court for Chief Justice Scott Bales.
Racheal graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University with Certificates in Indian Law and Law, Science and Technology. During law school, Racheal served as Editor-In-Chief of Jurimetrics, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Bar Association Science & Technology Law Section and the Center for Law, Science and Innovation.
Racheal serves on the Federal Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee as well as the Pre-Law Summer Institute Judicial Clerkship Committee.
Before attending law school, Racheal completed a Fulbright research grant in Chengdu, China, researching water pollution, wastewater treatment systems and sustainable economic development.
Racheal is admitted to practice in the state courts of Arizona and California, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Intertribal Court of Southern California, and the Tule River Tribal Court. She is not admitted to practice in Washington.
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