J.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison (1976) B.A., Beloit College cum laude (1972)
Eric N. Dahlstrom is a partner in the Tempe office of The Rothstein Law Firm. Mr. Dahlstrom has limited his practice to the field of Federal Indian Law for over thirty-five years and specializes in Indian Gaming. Mr. Dahlstrom was named Lawyer of the Year—Gaming Law—Phoenix Area for 2013 by Best Lawyers®. Mr. Dahlstrom and The Rothstein Law Firm are currently serving as Special Prosecutor to the Navajo Nation. The Rothstein Law Firm also served as the first Navajo Nation Special Prosecutor beginning in 1989 and successfully prosecuted former Chairman Peter MacDonald, Sr. and other Navajo Nation officials for a variety of violations of Navajo Nation laws. Mr. Dahlstrom’s career has tracked the growth in the practice of Federal Indian Law over the past thirty-five years. Mr. Dahlstrom represents tribes inArizona and inWisconsin and has been involved in nearly every development in the growth of Indian gaming law in both Arizona and Wisconsin. Mr. Dahlstrom also has an active practice in the field of natural resources protection and development on behalf of federally recognized Indian Tribes and Indian economic enterprises, involving mineral development, water rights, and federal, state, and tribal taxation of natural resource development in Indian Country. Mr. Dahlstrom has also actively participated in the protection of the legal rights of Native Americans through his work for Indian legal services, the Arizona Bar Foundation, and the William E. Morris Institute for Justice.