Patricia Zell
Arapaho / Navajo

2022 – Law

Patricia Zell, Navajo/Arapaho, is a partner in Zell & Cox Law, P.C., specializing in law affecting American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Patricia served for 25 years as chief counsel and staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. During her tenure, Patricia worked on all the legislative initiatives developed by tribal leaders, including the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and the National Museum of the American Indian Act among numerous other acts for Indian programs. Patricia served on the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of the American Indian.