Zackaree S. Kelin, Esq.

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New Mexico Attorney, Zackeree S. Kelin.

Zackeree has extensive experience in appeals, litigation, business development, and Indian law.

Before founding the Kelin Law Firm, Zackeree S. Kelin was a managing attorney for DNA-Peoples Legal Services, Inc. ("DNA"), the oldest and largest poverty law program in Indian Country.

His work at DNA focused on representing indigent clients, tribes and nonprofits before tribal, state, and federal courts and various administrative and legislative bodies in the areas of poverty law, Indian law, sacred sites protection, and environmental law. While in law school, Zackeree clerked for the Native American Rights Fund and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

He is also a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, a member of the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Bar Association’s Indian Law Section, and served as an advisor on the Native American Domestic Policy Committee for the Obama Campaign.

He was recently awarded the National Center for American Indian Economic Development’s "Native American 40 under 40," an award given to emerging and existing Native American leaders for their contributions to Indian Country.

Zackeree is a member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Bianca Garcia Kelin, and their little girl, Thalia Swee Kelin.


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