Matthew L. Murdock (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation) joined the firm in 2013 and works in all areas of the firm’s practice.  Mr. Murdock has advised tribes on issues relating to the applicability of federal employment and labor laws to tribes, banishment and exclusion, gaming, Indian preference, taxation in Indian country, Indian general welfare benefits, and contracting and compacting under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

Mr. Murdock has represented tribes and tribal officials in litigation on issues regarding sovereign immunity, tribal sovereignty, employment, and the National Labor Relations Act.  Mr. Murdock also has experience in entity formation and structuring, including pro bono work to help tribal members on his tribe’s reservation establish a non-profit corporation for language and cultural revitalization.

Mr. Murdock graduated cum laude from the Arizona State University College of Law, where he received the Dean’s Award for outstanding performance in law school.  Mr. Murdock received his B.A. in political science with a minor in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona.


Arizona State University College of law, J.D., cum laude, 2013

University of Arizona, B.A., 2009

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2013
  • North Dakota, 2015
  • District of Columbia, 2018