Rodgerick T. Begay is Todik’ozhi (Salt Water Clan), born for the Biih Bitoodni (Deer Spring Clan), maternal grandfathers are Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House People), paternal grandfathers are Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People), this is how he is a Dine (member of the Navajo Nation). His wife and 4 kids are Hashk’aa Hadzohi (Yucca Fruit Strung Out In a Line Clan). He was a Chinle Wildcat before obtaining his B.A. from Arizona State University. He received his J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He has been a member of the Arizona State Bar since 2004 and a member of the Navajo Nation Bar since 2005. He began his legal career in 2005 as an attorney with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice where one of his assignments was assisting all one-hundred and ten (110) Chapter governments with various legal issues. From 2007 to 2013, he worked as a staff attorney for the Chinle District Court and the Window Rock District Court. In 2013, he returned to the Navajo Nation Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General in the Economic/Community Development Unit. Once again, one of his responsibilities is providing legal guidance to all 110 Chapter governments.