Professional Profile

Cari L. Baermann


Cari Baermann joined Hobbs Straus as an associate in August of 2019, after receiving a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. While attending law school, Cari was an active officer and member of the Native American Law Students Association. She received a certification in Public Interest Law and focused her studies on Indian Law and Native American rights. She was also the Notes & Comments Editor and member of the Lewis & Clark Environmental Law Review.

During law school, she clerked with the Department of Interior Office of the Solicitor and the Office of the Federal Public Defender, where she gained practical experience in tribal property rights, tribal criminal justice and jurisdictional issues, treaty fishing rights, religious rights, and environmental law in both state and federal courts. While clerking at the Federal Public Defender, she helped obtain an expungement of a wrongful federal arrest record for a client. She also volunteered at the Oregon Justice Resource Center where she created materials to help incarcerated Native American women navigate tribal courts with regard to family law issues.

Outside the office, Cari enjoys backpacking, snowboarding, white-water and sea kayaking, Ultimate Frisbee, and reading novels.

Selected Publications

The Belloni Decision and Its Legacy: United States v. Oregon and Its Far-Reaching Effects After a Half-Century, 49 Envtl. L. (Forthcoming 2020).

Professional Organizations

Oregon Bar Association – Indian Law Section


Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., cum laude, 2019
University of Oregon, B.A., 2011

Bar Admissions