Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP Welcomes Elizabeth J. Coronado and Julie C. Van Winkle as Associate Attorneys

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP is excited to announce that Elizabeth J. Coronado and Julie C. Van Winkle have joined the Firm as Associate Attorneys in our Portland, Oregon office.  Elizabeth and Julie come to us with extensive experience working for Tribes and Tribal organizations.  Additional details regarding their professional backgrounds can be found below.

Elizabeth J. Coronado comes to Hobbs Straus from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), where she served as Senior Policy Advisor.  While at NPAIHB, Elizabeth led policy research and analysis pertaining to the Indian Health Service, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other federal and state agencies.  Prior to joining NPAIHB, Elizabeth served as a staff attorney for the Lummi Indian Business Council at the Lummi Nation.  During her time with the Lummi Nation, Elizabeth provided legal advice and representation to the Nation’s various health programs and departments, and she represented the Nation in Tribal Court proceedings involving children and youth. In the past, Elizabeth has also worked as an attorney for the Navajo Nation Department of Justice.  She is a citizen of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians.

Julie C. Van Winkle most recently served as a legislative attorney for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.  In this role, Julie provided various legal services to the Tribe and Tribal Council, including but not limited to: drafting Tribal legislation, including the implementation of Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction under the Violence Against Women Act 2022 reauthorization; providing legal advice to the Tribal Council, its staff, and other Tribal entities; negotiating compacts and agreements between the Tribe and other governmental actors; and drafting comment letters on the Tribe’s behalf.  Following law school, Julie clerked for Chief Magistrate Judge Deborah M. Smith in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, where she gained a deep understanding of the federal court system.  Prior to attending law school, Julie worked as a Forestry Technician for the U.S. Forest Service in Ketchikan, Alaska, and she comes to the Firm with extensive experience working on environmental issues.

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The Firm warmly welcomes Elizabeth and Julie to our practice.  Elizabeth may be reached at, and Julie may be reached at; both can also be contacted at 503-242-1745.