Professional Profile

Riley F. Plumer


Riley Plumer joined Hobbs Straus in October 2018. He is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. Riley was motivated to become a lawyer to work toward identifying innovative solutions to the complex legal issues that confront Indian tribes in the exercise of their sovereignty.

Prior to joining Hobbs Straus, Riley practiced Indian law in northern Minnesota and worked on a broad spectrum of legal issues confronting Indian tribes and tribal organizations. He has gained experience in economic development, Indian child welfare, Indian gaming, self-governance, taxation, treaty-rights, tribal sovereign immunity, tribal housing, tribal lands, and other issues.

Riley is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and Bemidji State University. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Minnesota.

In his free time, Riley enjoys spending time with family, watching Minnesota sports teams, and traveling.

Selected Publications

Riley Plumer, Overriding Tribal Sovereignty by Applying the National Labor Relations Act to Indian Tribes in Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. National Labor Relations Board, 35 Law & Ineq. 131 (2017),

Professional Organizations

Minnesota State Bar Association


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2017
Bemidji State University, B.S., 2014

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia