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Arizona State Legislature
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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Albert Hale

Albert Hale

Democrat
District 2

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 334
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4323
Fax Number: (602) 417-3160

 
Personal Information:
Home City: St. Michaels
Occupation: Attorney
Member Since: 2004
Arizona House of Representatives:
1700 West Washington, Ste H
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Ph: (602) 926-4323
Fax: (602) 417-3160
ahale@azleg.gov
Hale Law Firm:
Post Office Box 4440
Window Rock, AZ 85615
Ph: (928) 871-4559
Fax: (928) 871-4560
Albert A. Hale, aka “Ahbihay”, served in the Arizona State Senate from January 2004 to January 2011. He was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in November 2010. Representative. Hale served as the President of the Navajo Nation from 1995 to 1998. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Navajo Nation and special counsel to the Navajo Nation Council. He served as a Judge Pro Temp for the Laguna Tribal Courts, Laguna Pueblo, Laguna, New Mexico.

He served as the Chairman of the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, a Commission established to oversee and coordinate the Navajo Nation’s water rights and related litigation and negotiation efforts. During his tenure on the Commission, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation negotiated the San Juan River Basin Water Right Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement was signed on April 19, 2005 and subsequently approved by the United States Congress.

Representative Hale has a private law practice with offices located in St. Michaels, Arizona. He represents Navajo and non-Navajo clients in federal, state and various Indian Nations courts including Navajo Nation. His clientele include the Navajo Engineering and Construction Authority (an enterprise of the Navajo Nation) and companies doing business on the Navajo Nation.

He is a member of the New Mexico State Bar Association and the Navajo Nation Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Federal Courts, New Mexico State Courts, the Navajo Nation Courts, and various Indian Nation Courts. He has been practicing law for over 34-years, mostly in private practice. His law practice concentrates on representing businesses on Indian Nations. He served as the President of the Navajo Nation Bar Association.

In 1999, he along with the Branch Law Firm of Albuquerque, New Mexico, filed a lawsuit against the tobacco companies on behalf of several Indian Nations pursuant to the Tobacco Settlement Agreement. In late 1970s, he along with Honorable Stewart Udall, Honorable Senator Tom Udall, and William Mahoney filed a lawsuit against the United States and uranium mining companies on behalf of former uranium miners. The lawsuit resulted in the enactment of the Uranium Miners Compensation Act which provide for compensation to miners and deceased miners’ surviving spouse or children.

He is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation; born in Ganado and raised in Klagetoh, Arizona. He is Ashiihi (Salt), born for Todichiini (Bitter Water). His maternal grandparents are Hanaghani (Walk About clan). His paternal grandparents are Kiyanii (Tall House clan). He is a 1969 graduate of Fort Wingate High School, a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school located east of Gallup, New Mexico. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (1973) and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of New Mexico School Of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1977).

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HB2144 C community college correction; levy amount
HB2282 C lobbyists; prohibited acts
HB2293 C community property; separate debts
HB2381 C auto title loans; military members
HB2382 C ombudsman-citizen aide; military veterans
HB2383 C mortgage loan servicers; duties; obligations
HB2564 P sales tax; pipes and valves
HB2566 P* native American tribes; revenue sharing
HB2567 P* state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2568 P* shared revenue; Navajo technical college
HB2569 P* prioritize repairs; state highways
HB2594 P family leave insurance
HB2597 P corporate income tax; repeal credits
HB2604 P AHCCCS; services; restoration.
HB2605 P accounting tax credit; repeal.
HB2606 P AHCCCS; nonexperimental transplants; funding
HB2607 P transplant services; AHCCCS.
HB2630 P schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HB2694 P public safety employees; crisis training
HB2695 P* appropriation; Pinon public safety facility
HB2696 P* appropriation; head start building
HB2698 P transplant funding; unclaimed lottery monies
HB2699 P expanded public school tax credit
HB2711 P prohibited weapon; high capacity magazine.
HCM2005 C dream act; military service; adoption
HCR2051 C Arizona; centennial song
HM2001 C F-35 program; support funding
HR2004 P honoring John Waddell
HR2007 C Warrene Ware; service
SB1131 P tribal airports; state aviation fund
SB1132 P native American tribes; revenue sharing.
SB1267 P legislative committee; state; Indian nations
SB1404 C Arizona grain research trust fund
SB1515 P sales tax credit; tribal taxes
SCR1061 C Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1002 P Native American legislators; recognition
SR1013 P Lloyd Oliver; death resolution

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