Jess Green: Hall of Fame

2011 Inductee

Jess Green honorably represented the Chickasaw Nation through years of practicing law on behalf of Native American tribes nationwide. An attorney since 1977, he used his expertise to pave the way for several landmark decisions vital to Native American sovereignty. Green's work helped establish the first tribal juvenile court in Oklahoma as well as open the door for tribal gaming in the state. His legal experience includes eight years as a state court judge, tribal court prosecutor, tribal court trial judge and Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice. Mr. Green also spent time as a member of the Chickasaw Tribal Legislature, where he served as chairman and has received numerous awards and citations for his service to the Native American Community. Jess Green passed away on September 8, 2011, but his legal contributions to the Chickasaw Nation will help the Native American Community for generations to come.


Related Videos

1 Video

September 1, 2011 - Chickasaw Hall of Fame

Chickasaw Nation News
Three new inductees to the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame are recognized for their contributions to the tribe at this year's ceremony.