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.

Education

  • 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. 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 Executive Council
  • Arizona State, Tribal and Federal Court Forum: Intergovernmental Cooperation Workgroup
  • Federal Bar Association: Indian Law Section
  • Northwest Indian Bar Association
  • Native American Bar Association
  • New York State Certified Mediator
  • 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)