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 applciation 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