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Bernard P. Haggerty

Staff Attorney, Lummi Victims of Crime Civil Legal Program
Contact: 360.384.2285
Law Schools: University of British Columbia
S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah
Howard University School of Law
Jurisdictions: Colorado
10th Circuit
Colville Tribal Court
Lummi Tribal Court
Nez Perce Tribal Court
U.S. Supreme Court


  • General Civil
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Native American Law
  • Free Consultation
    • In-house Civil Legal Attorney for Lummi Victims of Crime Civil Legal Program. For a referral contact Program office at 360-384-2285.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
10th Circuit
Colville Tribal Court
Lummi Tribal Court
Nez Perce Tribal Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Administrative Law Judge, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Hearing contested employment termination appeals
Staff Attorney, Lummi Victims of Crime Civil Legal Program
Civil legal representation of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in state and Tribal courts.
Adjunct Professor, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Washington University
Instructor, Current Issues in Law: Hate Crimes
Research Assistant , Professor John Torpey, University of British Columbia Department of Anthropology and Sociology,
Part-time research assistance and compiling Index for academic book in the field of genocide and reparations (Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics (Harvard Univ. Press 2006))
Adjunct Professor , University of Wyoming College of Law
Instructor, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing & Legal Method
Senior Assistant Attorney General, Wyoming Attorney General's Office
Representing state Department of Employment, Workers' Compensation Division, in state Supreme Court appeals, agency hearings, and rule-making proceedings
Law Clerk/Staff Attorney, Wyoming Supreme Court
Law Clerk to Chief Justice Richard Macy.
University of British ColumbiaPh.D.Law
Honors: Dissertation: Hate Crime Law & Social Contention: a Comparison of Non-Governmental Knowledge Practices in Canada & the United States, available at
S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of UtahLL.M.Environmental & Natural Resources Law
Honors: Judge Rulon W. Clark Fellowship for merit in natural resources law; Outstanding Achievement Award for highest grade in Hazardous Waste Regulation
Howard University School of LawJ.D.Law
Honors: J.D., cum laude; Am.Jur. Awards for high grades in Fed. Jurisdiction, Legal Writing; Dean's Outstanding Achievement Award for highest grade in Constitutional Law; Earl H. Davis Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Advocacy
Professional Activities
Chair & Board Member WSBA Character & Fitness Board 2009-2011
Details: Presiding in contested bar admission hearings
Volunteer Legal Committee Member RE Sources, Bellingham, WA 2009-2010
Details: Screening water pollution complaints and challenges to local land use decisions brought by North Puget Sound Bay Keeper
Outstanding Service, Lummi Nation Police Department and Victims of Crime Program
Employee of the Year, Lummi Victims of Crime Program
Professional Associations
Member, Washington State Bar


Articles & Publications
  • 'TRU' Cooperative Federalism: Radioactive Waste Transportation Safety in the West, an Experiment on the Frontiers of Cooperative Regulation, 22 J. Land Resources & Envtl. L. 41 (2002)
    Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law
  • Back to the Future: An Houstonian Approach to Environmental Justice, 5 How. Scroll: Soc. Just. Rev. 63 (2002)
    Howard Scroll: Social Justice Review
  • Hate Crimes: A View from Laramie, Wyoming's First Bias Crime Law, the Fight Against Discriminatory Crime, and a New Cooperative Federalism, 45 How. L.J. 1 (2001) (lead article)
    Howard Law Journal
  • Profile, William Jefferson Hardin: Two Stories about Wyoming's First Black Legislator, Wyoming Lawyer (Feb. 2000)
    Wyoming Lawyer
  • Annotation, Workers’ Compensation: Availability, Rate, or Method of Calculation of Interest on Attorney's Fees or Penalties, 79 A.L.R.5th 201 (2000)
    American Law Reports
  • Appellate Practice in Wyoming, Wyoming Lawyer (Feb. 1995)
    Wyoming Lawyer
  • "Fruhmenschen": German for COINTELPRO, 1 How. Scroll: The Soc. Just. Rev. 36 (1993) (inaugural issue)
    Howard Scroll: Social Justice Review


2616 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Telephone: 360.384.2285