Andrew Baldwin

Andrew Baldwin is a senior partner with Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd, P.C.. Mr. Baldwin has been active in the field of federal Indian law since 1982, appearing on behalf of tribal clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appeals and trial courts, and state and tribal courts. He began his career on a poverty law fellowship award, served as Executive Director of Legal Services on the Wind River Indian Reservation, and later as in-house counsel for the Northern Arapaho Tribe. He now is a partner in the firm of Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd, P.C.. Mr. Baldwin has focused on Indian gaming, real property transactions, assisting tribal government, taxation, federal and state contracting, treaty rights and civil and criminal jurisdiction.

Mr. Baldwin enjoys the great outdoors, spending his time out of the office rafting, hiking and flying a Cessna 172 airplane.

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Idaho College of Law (class rank 8th), Moscow, Idaho, 1981
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1978, Summa Cum Laude

Employment

  • Shareholder, Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd, P.C., Lander, Wyoming (1992‑present)
  • Executive Director and In‑House Counsel, Office of Tribal Attorney, Northern Arapaho Tribe, Wind River Reservation, Wyoming (1988‑92)
  • Executive Director, Wind River Legal Services, Fort Washakie, Wyoming (1984‑88)
  • Reginald Smith Law Fellow, Wind River Legal Services, Fort Washakie, Wyoming (1982‑84)

Admissions

  • Idaho (1981)
  • Wyoming (1983)
  • Washington (2013)
  • Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court
  • Hoh Tribal Court
  • U.S. District Court, Idaho and Wyoming
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th and 10th Circuit
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Claims Court

Publications

  • A Guide to Debtor ‑ Creditor Law on the Wind River Reservation, 1993
  • Boller v. Key Bank: A Critique of Its Approach to State Jurisdiction Over Indian Fee Lands, XVII Indian Law Support Center Reporter, 1994
  • Peacemaker Court ‑ The Traditional Alternative, XXVIII No. 6, Wyoming Lawyer, 2005
  • Winning The Full Gamut ‑ The Northern Arapaho Experience 1995‑2005, Indian Gaming Magazine, February, 2006
  • Tribal Self‑Regulation of Class III Gaming, Indian Gaming Magazine, April 2006
  • Special Health Care Provisions for Indians in Obamacare in Need of Protection, Montana Lawyer, Sept. 2015

Teaching

  • Federal Indian Law (semester course) Central Wyoming College
  • Wind River Youth Legal Education Program (instruction and mock trial for Indian high school students)

Other

  • Wyoming’s Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year (2000) (U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Private Pilot’s License, Class III (VFR) (1997)
  • President, Wind River Bar Association (1992‑94)