Erick Giles


207.771.9248 Phone

207.772.3627 Fax

Practice Areas


  • University of Maine, J.D., 2016

  • University of Oklahoma, Masters in City Planning and Public Administration, 2005

  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., Native American Studies, 2002

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maine
  • New Mexico
  • Muscogee (Creek) Nation


  • National Tribal Land Association Board of Directors
    Board Member

Erick Giles is a member the Indian Law practice group. Drummond Woodsum’s nationally recognized Indian law group provides the highest quality services to Indian nations and their enterprises and to companies that do business with tribes across the country.

Erick earned his law degree from the University of Maine Law School in 2016 and has a Master’s Degree in City Planning and Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies, also from the University of Oklahoma.
Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Erick worked for the Indian Land Tenure Foundation concentrating on American Indian property rights and tribal economic development. Erick has also served on the South Portland Planning Board in Maine.

Erick is a citizen of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma from the Rekackv (Broken Arrow) Tribal Town and the Katcv (Big Cat/Tiger/Panther) Clan. He is also certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Standards and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional. He is a former member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team player.


  • Climate Change Adaptation in Indian Country: Tribal Regulation of Reservation Lands and Natural Resources , William Mitchell Law Review (Vol. 41 Spring 2015 Edition)
  • Indian Law Resource Center, Native Land Law: General Principles of Law Relating to Native Lands and Natural Resources , Lawyers ed., Thomson Reuters (2016)