Professional Profile

Richard J. Frye

Associate Attorney

Rick Frye, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, joined Hobbs Straus as an associate in September 2020.  He is a 2020 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he received his J.D. During law school, Rick was an active member of NALSA. Rick was Co-Editor-in-Chief of UCLA’s Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture and Resistance for its sixth volume, and served as a Managing Editor for its fifth volume. Rick was a part-time research assistant at the UCLA Law Library.

Prior to law school, Rick was a research assistant for Prof. Donald R. Laub, Sr., M.D., and a teaching assistant for Stanford’s Department of Surgery for a course, offered to undergraduate students, on humanitarian medicine and surgery.  For one year before law school, one year after graduation from undergraduate, as well as during summers in high school, Rick worked for his father, Paul Frye, at his law firm in Albuquerque, N.M., where Rick gained early experience and insight into the field of Indian law.

Rick graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Psychology.

Outside of the office, Rick enjoys playing basketball and golf, reading, and finding new music.


UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2020
Stanford University, B.A., 2011

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