Ezekiel Fletcher

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Zeke Fletcher is an enrolled citizen of the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (a/k/a Gun Lake Tribe) located in West Michigan. Zeke is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Law School; and, he is licensed to practice in the state courts of Michigan and Wisconsin, federal courts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma, and numerous tribal court jurisdictions.

    Zeke has been a licensed attorney for over ten years, and founded Fletcher Law, PLLC in 2012. Zeke represents tribes and other tribal entities in all forums, such as federal, state, and tribal court in litigation and in administrative proceedings. He has represented tribes in federal court litigation involving tribal regulatory agencies, management contractors, as well as challenges to tribal trust land acquisitions by area landowners. State court litigation experience ranges with sovereign immunity issues, zoning disputes with local governments, to insurance cases involving torts relating to tribal governments and tribally-owned businesses including gaming facilities. Tribal Court litigation ranges from internal matters between branches of government, sovereign immunity matters, and enrollment/leadership disputes.

    He has presented at several Indian law conferences and has written law review articles on various topics of federal Indian law including “De Facto Judicial Preemption of Tribal Labor and Employment Laws,” 2008 Mich. St. L. Rev. 435, and “Negotiating Meaningful Concessions from States in Gaming Compacts to Further Tribal Economic Development: Satisfying the Economic Benefits Test," 54 South Dakota Law Review 419 (2009).