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Office of the Attorney General

17675 S. Muskogee Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Paiten Qualls

Paiten QuallsPaiten Taylor-Qualls, a Cherokee citizen, joined the Office of Attorney General in 2017 as a recent law school graduate. Paiten serves as an Assistant Attorney General providing in-house counsel duties for the Nation, with a primary focus on civil litigation in tribal and federal courts.

Prior to joining the Office of Attorney General, Paiten graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law where she participated in the American Indian Law Clinic and served as president of the Native American Law Students Association.

Admitted to Practice/Licenses

Paiten is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation, and U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia.


  • University of Central Oklahoma, B.A. in English, 2014
  • University of Arkansas, J.D., 2017