Patty A. Ferguson-Bohnee is an attorney at Sacks Tierney and also serves as the Director, Indian Legal Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D. 2001: Parker School Certificate of Foreign and Comparative Law; Notes Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review 2000-2001
  • Université de Paris VII, Fulbright Scholar 1997-1998
  • Stanford University, A.B. with Honors 1997

Community Leadership

  • Miss Indian Arizona Association

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2003
  • Tohono O’odham Justice Court 2004
  • Ak-Chin Indian Community Court 2007
  • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Court 2007
  • Gila River Indian Community Court 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 2009
  • U.S. Supreme Court 2009

Honors & Awards

  • American Bar Association Spirit of Excellence Award 2020
  • Chambers and Partners: Native American Law – Arizona (Band 2), Chambers USA 2020, 2021
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Woman of the Year, Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards, Phoenix Indian Center 2015
  • Judge Learned Hand Award (Emerging Leadership): American Jewish Committee (Arizona Region) 2011

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • Director, Indian Legal Clinic, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • State Bar of Arizona: Indian Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association: Indian Law Section, Phoenix Chapter
  • Native American Bar Association of Arizona
  • National Native American Bar Association
  • State Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Commission on Diversity, Equality, and Justice in the Judiciary, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Arizona Task Force on Jury Data Collection, Policies, and Procedures, Arizona Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association: Legal Opportunities Scholarship Fund Committee; Civil Rights and Social Justice, Native American Concerns Committee; Criminal Justice Section
  • Louisiana National Estuarine Research Reserve Site Development Committee
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Betty Binns Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 2002-2003

Language Fluency

  • French

Reported Cases

  • Arizona Minority Coalition for Fair Redistricting v. Arizona Indep. Redistricting Comm’n, 121 F.3d 843 (Ariz. App. 2005)
  • Newtok Village v. Patrick, No. 21-35230 (9th Cir. 2021)