Troy Eid

This adjunct professor is not teaching at Colorado Law this semester.

Principal Shareholder

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
1200 17th Street Suite 2400
Denver, CO  80202
Phone: (303) 572-6500

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Troy A. Eid is Principal Shareholder in the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig LLP (, an international law firm, and has been an Adjunct Professor in the American Indian Law Program at the University of Colorado School of Law since 2007. He also serves as the Chairman of the National Indian Law and Order Commission (

Troy's law practice at GT includes representing Indian tribes and nations, and companies doing business with them, in various energy, natural resource, environmental, taxation, regulatory, government affairs, and other matters. He co-chairs the firm's American Indian Law Practice Group, one of the nation's largest and top-ranked practices. The Chambers USA Guide ranks Troy as one of the leading American Indian law attorneys in the United States, and one of Colorado's top experts in environmental law.

Troy was the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado (2006-09), appointed by President George W. Bush. In that role, Troy co-developed a training program for deputizing Native American tribal officers to enforce federal criminal laws in Indian Country in domestic violence and other cases. The program trained more than 400 officers in 17 states and was codified by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 (TLOA), which Troy helped draft.

Troy was appointed to the National Indian Law and Order Commission by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and unanimously elected Chair by its members in April 2011. This volunteer commission is overseeing the Implementation of TLOA and advising the President and Congress on additional reforms to make Indian Country safer and more just.

Troy chairs the NNBA Training Committee, which is responsible for preparing candidates for the semi-annual bar examination required of all attorneys and tribal advocates who practice law in the Navajo Nation Supreme Court and District Courts. In 2012, the Navajo Nation Bar Association (NNBA) honored Troy as its Member of the Year.

A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School, Troy clerked for Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a member of the American Law Institute and admitted to practice in eight courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.


Fall 2012 Advanced Topics in American Indian Law LAWS 8725-001