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In 2004, Hobbs Straus attorneys obtained the first federal approvals from the Department of the Interior for a landmark gaming compact for two tribes in Oklahoma.

Attorney Biography

Zachary T. Stuart
Associate
Tel: 405.602.9425
Fax: 405.602.9426
Email: zstuart@hobbsstraus.com

Mr. Stuart is an associate attorney in the Oklahoma City office of Hobbs Straus. Prior to joining Hobbs Straus he dealt extensively with Indian Child Welfare Act in deprived child proceedings, where he litigated in a variety of hearings and trials.

He received his Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. During law school, he interned with the Indian Country Team at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Mr. Stuart worked full time for a semester at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C., preparing claims for the Iran–U.S. Claims Tribunal and participating in an international investment arbitration under NAFTA. While at OU Law, Mr. Stuart was an Appellate Advocacy Brief Prize Winner and Public Service Award recipient. He also received an Academic Achievement Award in the area of the First Amendment and was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review.

Mr. Stuart received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in International Business and Finance, from the University of Oklahoma, He spent a semester of his undergraduate studies at Université Blaise Pascal in Vichy, France, as part of its International Business Program. Mr. Stuart was elected President of his professional business fraternity, and oversaw the organization's fundraising, community service, and leadership activities. After graduation he served for a year as an AmeriCorps Member at a non-profit where he met his wife, April.

Mr. Stuart is a member of the Cherokee Nation, and he and his wife have two young children. Together they enjoy trying new foods, travelling, and spending time outdoors. He also enjoys genealogy and home improvement projects.

Professional Organizations:
Oklahoma Bar Association
Education:
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D. with Distinction, 2015
University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., International Business and Finance, 2011
Bar Admissions:
Oklahoma


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