Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation - Mr. Ghostbear has extensive experience in the diverse areas of business, whether for tribal clients or individual corporate clients.
  • Criminal Defense Litigation - With his background as a public defender for Tulsa County, Mr. Ghostbear is adept at criminal defense
  • Probate - Mr. Ghostbear has handled many complicated probate proceedings. He has many years of experience handling probates that involve Indian Restricted land and Indian IIM Accounts
  • Corporate – Mr. Ghostbear has assisted in setting up Limited Liability Companies. He has assisted in establishing Indian smoke shops in Indian Country.
  • Federal Indian law – Mr. Ghostbear has dealt with many regulatory, gaming and sovereignty issues for over twenty-five tribes. These tribes include: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; Muscogee (Creek) Nation; Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town of Oklahoma; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma; Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma; Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma; Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Ft. Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; C & A Tribe of Oklahoma; Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma; Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pine Ridge, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Mission, South Dakota; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Catawba Indian Nation; Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming; Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; and Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma.
Mr. Ghostbear attends the 2007 Sovereignty Symposium sponsored by the Oklahoma State Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission as a featured speaker, along with Scott Meacham, Oklahoma State Treasurer; Comanche Tax Commissioner Raymond Nauni; and William Norman another federal Indian law specialist