Amanda Saunders joined the firm in 2019. She works in all areas of the firm’s practice, with a particular focus on and interest in tribal sovereignty, self-determination and self-governance, environmental law, tribal infrastructure and construction law, and litigation. Before joining the firm, Ms. Saunders clerked for Justice Craig Stowers (Ret.) of the Alaska Supreme Court. She is a member of the Alaska and California Bars.

Ms. Saunders graduated from UC Davis School of Law in 2018, where she served as Executive Editor of the Environmental Law and Policy Journal, Chair of the Environmental Law Society, and on the Executive Board of the King Hall Negotiations Team. During law school, she worked for a variety of state agencies, environmental nonprofits, and a private firm. Prior to law school, Ms. Saunders worked on environmental and energy issues in Colorado. Ms. Saunders received her B.A. in environmental studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010.

Judicial Clerkships

  • Justice Craig Stowers (Ret.)
  • Alaska Supreme Court


University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D., 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A, 2010

Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, 2021
  • Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Court, 2021
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2020
  • Alaska, 2020
  • California, 2019