Joe M. Tenorio

Staff Attorney

Joe M. Tenorio is a staff attorney at the Native American Rights Fund in Boulder, Colorado, where he focuses on tribal water rights.  Joe joined NARF in August of 2017. Currently, Joe represents the Klamath Tribes in the Klamath Basin Adjudication, a general stream adjudication of the Klamath River located in southern Oregon.

From 2002-2017, Joe served as an attorney for Chestnut Law Offices in Albuquerque, NM and primarily represented various New Mexico tribes, and their tribally owned agencies and businesses, in all facets of federal Indian Law.

Joe received his J.D. from the Arizona State University College of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from Princeton University in 1998.  In 2007, Joe received his M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Joe is admitted to practice law in New Mexico,  Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Pueblos of Acoma, Nambe, San Felipe, Santa Clara, and Ohkay Owingeh.

Joe is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Santo Domingo.

See Joe’s resume to learn more about his experience and credentials.