Chloe Thompson Villagomez

Adjunct Professor
Curriculum Vitae


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090


JD, University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, 2004
BA, Univesity of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College, Psychology with Honors, 1999


Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law


Chloe Thompson is Associate General Counsel of Port Madison Enterprises, the business arm of the Suquamish Tribe. Previously, she was an attorney at Olson, Allen & Rasmussen, a Minnesota law firm dedicated to representing tribes and tribal entities. She holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. Before attending law school, Ms. Thompson worked with at-risk youth and families in various capacities. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon.



Commentary on U.S. v. Rickert, in FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: REWRITTEN TAX OPINIONS (Bridget J. Crawford & Anthony C. Infanti eds., forthcoming 2017).

S. Chloe Thompson, Exercising and Protecting Tribal Sovereignty in Day-to-Day Business Operations: What the Key Players Need to Know, 49 WASHBURN LAW JOURNAL 661 (2010).

Kevin K. Washburn & Chloe Thompson, A Legacy of Public Law 280: Comparing and Contrasting Minnesota's New Rule for the Recognition of Tribal Court Judgments with the Recent Arizona Rule, 31 WILLIAM MITCHELL LAW REVIEW 479 (2004).


Contracting Recommendations for Tribal Entities, INDIAN GAMING, Feb. 2016.

The Sovereign Immunity of Tribal Officials and Employees after Maxwell v. County of San Diego, WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION INDIAN LAW NEWSLETTER, Spring 2013. 

State Workers' Compensation Laws: Unenforceable Against Tribal Employers Both On and Off Reservations, WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION INDIAN LAW NEWSLETTER, Winter 2011-2012. 

New NLRB Rule Presents an Unwelcome Choice for Tribal Businesses, INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY, Oct. 22, 2011. 

In Balance: Toward a Holistic Model of Learning for Professional American Indian/Alaska Native Adults, in TRIBAL FACULTY HANDBOOK, at 18 (a publication of the National Tribal Judicial Center, Reno, NV) (2005).