Mark Reeves focuses his practice on litigation, devoting the majority of his time to the representation of Indian tribes. He has represented and advised tribes in a broad range of litigation in federal, state, and tribal courts and before federal administrative agencies, including a number of cases before federal appellate courts and the Interior Board of Indian Appeals. Mr. Reeves has significant experience litigating issues relating to tribal sovereignty and immunity, the acquisition, development, and protection of tribal land and water rights, the taxation of Indian lands and property, litigation over easements and rights-of-way on Indian lands, the application of federal and state laws to Indian tribes and tribal enterprises, and the enforcement of the United States’ trust responsibilities.

Mr. Reeves has also assisted and advised tribes in numerous non-litigation contexts, including the negotiation of self-governance compacts and funding agreements, fee-into-trust land acquisitions, right-of-way and easement negotiations, the acquisition of Johnson O’Malley Act funds for Indian education programs, and the preparation, interpretation, and application of tribal legal codes.

In addition to his work on behalf of Native American clients, Mr. Reeves has substantial experience in medical malpractice defense litigation and in representing business clients involved in civil litigation, including products liability work and commercial contract disputes. He also has assisted in the representation of numerous individual plaintiffs who were victims of catastrophic injuries.

Mr. Reeves was recognized by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce as a "Top 10 in 10 Young Professional" in 2014. He was also recognized as a Georgia “Rising Star” in the area of Native American Law by Super Lawyers magazine each year from 2015-2017.

Professional & Community Activities

State Bar of Georgia, 2008 Young Lawyers' Division Leadership Academy

Augusta Bar Association, Treasurer (2014-2015)

Augusta Bar Foundation, Board Member (2014-2015)

Young Lawyers of Augusta, President (2011)

Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Board Member (2006-2011)

Phinizy Center for Water Sciences (f/k/a Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy), Secretary & Board Member (2008-2017)

Tri My Best Triathlon, Volunteer

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. (2004)
    Order of the Coif
  • University of Georgia, B.A. (2001)
    with honors, summa cum laude, First Honor Graduate

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2005)
  • District of Columbia (2016)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2009)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2009)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (2009)
  • Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Court (2012)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2015)
  • United States Supreme Court (2017)

Clerkships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit — R. Lanier Anderson, III (Sep 2004-Aug 2005)

Who We Are

Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St., Suite 230
Augusta, GA, 30901
USA
t +1 706.823.4206
f +1 706.828.4488
Suite 900, 607 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005-2018
USA

Mark H. Reeves

Experience Highlights

Medical malpractice litigation for a Georgia hospital
Represented a Georgia hospital in medical malpractice litigation. more
Nisqually Indian Tribe v. Christine Gregoire, et al.
Successfully represented Billy Frank Jr. and Frank’s Landing Indian Community in contract litigation dispute. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals more
Pro Bono work on behalf of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy
Pro bono work on behalf of the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, a non-profit entity using groundbreaking research and public education more
Shareholder derivative litigation against senior living facility
Represent the officers and directors of a publicly held company in a shareholder derivative action pending in the Business Court in the State of more