The Honorable Larry EchoHawk is the former Attorney General of the State of Idaho, Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney, and Chief General Counsel for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation. Mr. EchoHawk currently is a tenured professor at the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University.


  • J. Reuben Clark Law School’s Board of Visitors
  • Idaho State Bar “Outstanding Service Award” (1986)
  • Conference of Western Attorneys General
  • Special Prosecutor for Navajo Nation
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • National Association of Attorneys General
  • American Indian Bar Association


  • Democratic National Committee (1994-97)
  • Democratic Nominee for Governor of Idaho (1994)
  • Attorney General of Idaho (1990-94)
  • Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney (1986-90)
  • Idaho House of Representatives (1982-86)
  • Democratic Policy Commission for National Democratic Committee (1985)
  • National Co-Chairman for “Native Americans for Clinton-Gore” (1992)
  • Principal Speaker at Democratic National Convention, New York City (1992)


  • Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention – appointed by President Clinton
  • American Indian Services National Advisory Board and Board of Trustees
  • This Is The Place Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, Board of Directors
  • Varsity Club, Brigham Young University, Board of Directors
    American Indian Center, National Advisory Board
  • Chairman, Idaho Job Training Council (1989-90)
  • Idaho Advisory Council on Vocational Education
  • Vice-Chairman Idaho Commission for Children and Youth (1989-90)
  • Idaho Commission for Children and Youth Ad Hoc Jail Reform Committee (1988)
  • American Indian Community Resource Center Board
  • Idaho Elder Care Coalition
  • Boy Scouts of America Executive Board Member
  • Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Created Multi-Agency Drug Law Enforcement Task Force
  • Created Bannock County Multi-Disciplinary Team for Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse
  • Advisory Committee for Idaho Attorneys Against Hunger Project
  • BLM Multiple Use Advisory Council
  • Indian Alcoholism Counseling and Recovery House Program
  • Idaho Museum of Natural History Advisory Council


  • University of Utah Distinguished Alumni Award (2003)
  • NCAA Silver Anniversary Award recipient
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal
  • Professor of the Year Award – Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Brigham Young University Alumni Distinguished Service Award
  • American Indian Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Named as one of 20 “People to Watch” in the West by Newsweek magazine
  • Pictured on the cover of USA Weekend as one of the 20 “Most Promising People in Politics”
  • Distinguished Citizen recognition
  • Children’s Advocate of the Year
  • Idaho Narcotic Officers Association honorary lifetime membership
  • Best Freshman Legislator
  • Anadromous Friend of the Year – Idaho Steelhead and Salmon Unlimited
  • Friend of Education Award


  • The White Man Turned a Tame, Beautiful Land into the Wild West, an article in the High Country News, March 9, 1992
  • Stewards of a Sacred Place – For Native Americans, Spirit and the Land Are One, article in Focus, spring edition 1992
  • Remembering the Seventh Generation, remarks by Attorney General Larry EchoHawk, Democratic National Convention 1992, Official Proceedings, p. 284
  • On Being Wise Stewards of the Sacred Land, Clark Memorandum, spring edition 1993
  • Idaho May Be Ready For a Full-Scale ADR Program, The Advocate, August 1994
  • Achieving and Preserving the Promise of America, BYU Devotional and Fireside Speeches, 1994-95
  • Curing a Search Warrant That Fails to Particularly Describe the Place to be Searched, Idaho Law Review 1998
  • Factors Contributing to Juvenile Violence in Indian Communities, The BYU Journal of Public Law 1998
  • Is It Time for Idaho to Return Jurisdiction Over Indian Reservations?, The Advocate, December 1999
  • Sagwitch, Shoshone Chieftain, Mormon Elder, 1822-1877, a book review published in the BYU Studies fall edition 2000
  • Achieving Justice for Native Americans Will Require a Return to Our Point of Origin in Constitutional Law, a book review of “Tribes, Treaties and Constitutional Tribulations,” authored by Vine Deloria, Jr. and David E. Wilkins, published in The Green Bag Law Journal, October 2000
  • Idaho Indian Treaty Rights: Historical Roots and Modern Day Applications, The Advocate, October 2001
  • Mirroring Influences, a chapter in a book being compiled by Dr. S. Kent Brown, entitled “Finding God at BYU” 2001
  • Child Sexual Abuse in Indian Country: Is the Guardian Keeping in Mind the Seventh Generation?, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, 2002


  • Stanford Graduate School of Business (1974-75)
  • University of Utah (J.D., 1973)
  • Catholic University, Washington, D.C. (1971)
  • University of New Mexico (1970)
  • Brigham Young University (B.S., 1970)


  • United States Marine Corps, honorable discharge 1970
Admitted to Practice:

Idaho Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court

Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Bar

United States District Court District of Utah

United States District Court Northern California

United States Supreme Court

10th Circuit Court of Appeals

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Practice Areas:
Criminal Law
Indian Law
Governmental Affairs

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