Elected Member

Doreen Nanibaa McPaul

Window Rock, AZ
Navajo Nation Department of Justice
Princeton University, A.B. English
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, J.D.

Doreen Nanibaa McPaul is Attorney General of the Navajo Nation Department of Justice. She is Navajo (Kinyaa'áanii) from Chinle, Arizona. She is a 1995 graduate of Princeton University and earned her Juris Doctorate in 2001 from the ASU College of Law, where she also received a Certificate in Federal Indian Law and served as a staff writer for the ASU Law Journal. After law school, Ms. McPaul clerked for the Honorable Jefferson L. Lankford (retired) at the Arizona Court of Appeals in Phoenix. She has worked as a staff attorney for the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch, as an associate attorney at the Nordhaus Law Firm in Albuquerque, and as a visiting clinical law professor and Interim Director of the Indian Legal Clinic at ASU. Since 2008, Ms. McPaul has worked as an in-house tribal attorney for several Arizona tribes, and currently serves as the Attorney General for her own tribe. As Attorney General, Ms. McPaul is the Navajo Nation’s Chief Legal Officer and is responsible for representing the legal interests of the Navajo Nation as well as overseeing the Navajo Nation Department of Justice.

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Areas of Expertise
American Indian Law