Monthly Archives: July 2018

Super Lawyers honors Hogen Adams attorneys for excellence in Native American Law

Hogen Adams is proud to announce that founding members Vanya S. Hogen and Jessica Intermill have once again been named Super Lawyers in Native American Law and associate Peter J. Rademacher has been named a Rising Star in the same category. Hogen Adams is the only firm with attorneys holding these distinctions in Native American Law in Minnesota. This is Vanya’s fifteenth year as a Super Lawyer, and Jessica’s sixth year. It’s Peter’s first year as a Rising Star.

Only 5% of Minnesota attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5% are selected as Rising Stars. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process that combines peer nominations and evaluations with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

This recognition reflects Hogen Adams’s commitment to providing legal excellence in Indian country. To learn more about these exceptional attorneys, visit their biographies: Vanya S. Hogen, Jessica Intermill, and Peter J. Rademacher.

Peter J. Rademacher helps the Minnesota Tribal Court/State Court Forum change Minnesota’s court rule on recognition of tribal court orders

Over 15 years ago, the Minnesota Tribal Court/State Court Forum petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to adopt a robust rule for recognition of tribal court orders. Due in large part to public concern about the efficacy of tribal courts, the supreme court adopted a more cautious rule, one that provided limited guidance and delegated excessive discretion to district courts. The consequences were delays and inconsistencies in the recognition process.

In 2016, the Forum petitioned the supreme court to amend the rule, arguing that any concerns about today’s tribal courts are unfounded. It asked the supreme court to enhance the rule and extend due deference and respect to tribal courts. The petition received overwhelming support from state court judges, local attorney associations, and the national Indian law community. In a 4-2 decision, the supreme court granted the Forum’s petition with minor amendments.

Associate Peter J. Rademacher was the lead author of the petition and shepherded it through the supreme court’s administrative review process.

Hogen Adams congratulates the Forum and thanks its judges for their leadership and vision.