Carrie C. Doyle

Carrie C. Doyle Associate

  • Education
  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2009
  • M.A., University of Utah, 2004
  • B.A., Rice University, 1998
  • Admissions
  • Colorado, 2009
  • United States Supreme Court, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2014
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2011
  • United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 2011
  • Various Tribal Courts
  • Experience
  • Honors & Awards
  • Publications
  • Clerkships

As a member of the firm’s Indian law practice group, Carrie Doyle represents tribal and tribal-partner clients in matters of national Indian law, including as outside general counsel to tribal governments and their agencies, and provides advice on legislative, executive, and judicial action, federal and tribal regulatory compliance, employment law, contracting, and economic development.  She practices before tribal, state, and federal courts and administrative bodies. On the economic development side, Carrie has helped non-tribal clients partner with tribes through negotiating leases and management and development agreements related to the construction of Indian gaming facilities and has advised tribes on securing financing for and navigating the multi-jurisdictional regulatory landscapes of various projects, including low income tax credit housing construction and other jurisdictional-use tribal enterprises.  As a key member of a small Indian-law specific firm, Carrie gained experience in diverse practice areas, from transactional law to litigation. 

Carrie is also a general civil litigator for the firm, where she represents clients at the trial and appellate level in construction, commercial, real estate and insurance litigation in state and federal court.  In addition, Carrie counsels public and private clients in transactional matters, from contract disputes to organizational governance.

Carrie graduated from the University of Colorado Law School where she earned an Indian Law Certificate with Honors, the American Indian Clinic Award, and a Natural Resources Award, and had her note published in the school’s Environmental Law Journal.  Throughout her time in law school, she was a research assistant to Charles Wilkinson on his pathbreaking history of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, The People Are Dancing Again.  After law school, Carrie clerked for the Honorable John R. Webb of the Colorado Court of Appeals.  Carrie holds an MA in American History with a focus on the American West, and prior to being a lawyer, she was a high school history teacher. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys riding bikes with her husband and two daughters.

  • Named one of Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2017 by 5280 Magazine
  • American Indian Law Certificate, with honors, 2009
  • American Indian Law Clinic Award, 2009
  • John and Cynthia Schultz Law Scholarship, 2008-2009
  • Charles N. Woodruff Fellow, 2007-2008
  • Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, Events and Development Editor, 2008-2009
  • Troy A. Eid and Carrie Covington Doyle, Separate But Unequal: The Federal Criminal Justice System in Indian Country, 81 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 1067-1117 (Fall 2010).
  • Carrie Covington Doyle, Note, The Modern Oil Shale Boom: An Opportunity for Thoughtful Mineral Development, 20 COLORADO JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY 253-290 (Winter 2009). Article voted Journal’s Best Note 2008-09.

The Honorable John R. Webb, Colorado Court of Appeals - September 2009 - August 2010


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