Phil Katzen

Phil Katzen is Of-Counsel to Kanji & Katzen and continues to work with the firm on a contract basis.  Phil was a founding member of Kanji & Katzen and he served as the firm’s Managing Attorney until converting to Of-Counsel on June 1, 2016. Kanji & Katzen is a law firm dedicated to advocacy on behalf of Indian tribes and peoples. Phil earned his A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1970 and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1977. Phil has represented and consulted with tribes across the country on a wide variety of issues, including sovereignty and governance, treaty fishing and hunting rights, Indian gaming, environmental protection, reservation boundaries, taxation and jurisdictional matters. Prior to starting his own firm, Phil served as a staff attorney and Native American Project Director for Evergreen Legal Services (later Columbia Legal Services) in Washington state.