Associate Attorney, Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC

Christopher W. Channell is a licensed attorney in the State of Arizona and recently sat for the Navajo Bar Exam (results pending). Mr. Channell is an associate attorney at Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC. Mr. Channell received his Juris Doctorate and Certificate of Indian Law in 2018 from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While in school, Mr. Channell served as a Legal Intern with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Office of the Prosecutor, a Student Attorney at the ASU Indian Legal Clinic, and as the Community Service Chairperson for the Native American Law Students Association.

Mr. Channell’s areas of focus include criminal law, business law, construction law, and sports and entertainment law with a focus on NCAA eligibility requirements for Native American athletes. Mr. Channell has also previously focused on the Indian Child Welfare Act and assisted in amending the Navajo Nation Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct.

Mr. Channell is an enrolled citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. During his time at UNO, Mr. Channell served as a mentor to a number of Omaha Public School Native American students who were part of the Sacred Hoop Program—a program he was instrumental in creating.

Prior to law school, Mr. Channell worked in construction in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked his way from an apprentice carpenter to a project superintendent for both union and non-union companies, gaining vast knowledge of both. In his free time, Mr. Channell enjoys spending time with his family and attending sporting events.