David C. Mielke has been a partner since 2000, establishing the firm’s Albuquerque office. Mr Mielke primarily provides general counsel services to tribal clients in New Mexico, representing them on a wide range of matters and issues, including gaming, employment, business operations and development, land, rights-of-way, jurisdiction, tribal codes, water rights, and legislative matters.  Prior to moving to Albuquerque, he was a partner in a Washington, D.C. firm, where he practiced in the areas of business and commercial law, employment law and litigation, Indian claims litigation, and Indian law.


  • Phi Beta Kappa


Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 1986

University of Maryland, B.A., cum laude, 1979

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1998
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • Maryland, 1989
  • Oregon, 1986