Karli Sultzbaugh is an Associate in Procopio’s Native American Practice Group and Energy and Environment Practice Group. Karli is an enrolled member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. Her Native American law practice focuses on advising tribal clients in a variety of issues including governance, real estate, and gaming. Her environmental law practice focuses on advising clients facing local, state, or federal enforcement and other issues related to compliance.
During law school, Karli concentrated her legal studies on Environmental Law and Native American law. She participated in clinics and internships related to these areas, which included projects such as drafting a Corporations Code for a tribal client and assisting with preparations for Ninth Circuit appeal of an environmental case. She previously was an intern at Procopio in the Native American Internship program and an extern at Earthjustice in Los Angeles.
- Student Organization of the Year, 2016-2017.
- National NALSA Chapter of the Year, 2016-2017.
- Order of the Cross and Crown, for high grades and service to Boston College, 2014.
- UCLA Law Street Law Clinic, student instructor at Augustus F. Hawkins High School (past).
JD, University of California Los Angeles School of Law, 2018
- Native American Law Students Association—President 2016-2017
- Journal of Environmental Law and Policy—Chief Comments Editor
- Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture, and Resistance—Editor
- BA, Boston College, cum laude, 2014
- Contributor, Procopio’s Native American Law Blog Blogging Circle.
- Author. “Take Notice of the Rise of Native Women Candidates,” Blogging Circle, October 30, 2018.
- Author, “That’s Not Me: The Use of Indian Imagery in Advertising,” Blogging Circle, June 1, 2017.