Drummond Woodsum is pleased to welcome Michael-Corey Francis Hinton as an Associate to its nationwide Indian Law Practice Group. Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Corey was an attorney at Akin Gump in Washington, DC. Corey’s practice focuses on advising Indian nations and their enterprises on a wide range of matters, including water and natural resource management, economic development, carbon sequestration, , environmental regulatory issues, Indian gaming, and the protection of treaty fishing rights. Mr. Hinton is an enrolled member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point.
Last year, Drummond added University of Maine School of Law graduate, Erick Giles, to its service group for tribes. Mr. Giles has deep experience in working with Indian nations on environmental regulatory matters. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for the Indian Land Tenure Foundation developing carbon sequestration projects on individual Indian allotments, tribally-owned rangelands, and Alaska villages. Mr. Giles is a citizen of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma from the Rekackv (Broken Arrow) Tribal Town and the Katcv (Big Cat/Tiger/Panther) Clan.
By coincidence, both Mr. Hinton and Mr. Giles are former members of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team.
“We are delighted to have Corey and Erick on our team,” said Kaighn Smith Jr., who heads Drummond’s Indian Law Practice Group. “They bring extraordinary talent in environmental management and economic development for Indian Country, and will improve the services we provide to our Indian nation clients.”