Lori Stinson, Poarch Creek Indians’ AG, Recognized

ATMORE, AL – Lori Stinson, Attorney General and Chief Legal Officer for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has been honored as one of the 25 women at This is Alabama’s 11th annual “Women Who Shape the State” event.

The Women Who Shape the State award honors those who exemplify leadership and demonstrate persistence and fearlessness. The 2024 class of Women Who Shape the State hail from all corners of Alabama and include CEOs, civic leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, and other notable women who have made their communities a better place to work and live.

“I consider my work for the tribe and all the opportunities it has afforded me to serve my people, and grow as a professional, one of the greatest blessings in my life,” said Stinson. “I am incredibly honored and humbled to be part of this remarkable group of women from across our great state.”

As Attorney General for the tribe, Stinson leads the enrollment department and an in-house team of attorneys who provide legal counsel to, and representation for, the tribe, the tribal council, and all the tribe’s entities, which include its tribal government, PCI Gaming Authority (dba Wind Creek Hospitality), and Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority.

Stinson represents the tribe in many capacities, and has testified before Congress on the tribe’s behalf and played a key role in drafting tribal, state, and federal legislation. Stinson also leads the tribe’s litigation, as well as manages the tribe’s appellate issues in tribal, state, and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Stinson has been effective in protecting the tribe’s lands and sovereignty. She is also involved in many leadership organizations throughout the state, including her recent graduation from the Leadership Alabama Class XXXII. She was also recently inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame for her outstanding contributions to the community.