Robert assists clients in a variety of regulatory law matters in the energy, environmental, and natural resources spaces, with specific interest in how these areas affect tribal communities.  His experiences include Resource Conservation and Recovery Act compliance, specifically advising clients on the civil penalty policy and insurance issues, Federal Energy Regulatory compliance, including hydropower facility relicensing and natural gas pipeline permitting, and Clean Air Act compliance. 

While obtaining his Master of Natural Resources degree from North Carolina State University, Robert participated in the Conservation and Diversity Project Internship Program with the Conservation Trust for North Carolina.  Following his 1L year, Robert interned at the United States Department of Agriculture through the Washington Internship for Native Students program.  Robert is also an enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.


American University, Washington College of Law J.D., May 2017, American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship

North Carolina State University M.S., 2012, Gates Millennium Scholar

Oklahoma State University B.L.A., 2010, Gates Millennium Scholar