Troy A. Eid is a Shareholder in the Denver office of the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he founded and co-chairs the American Indian Law Practice Group. He served as the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado from 2006 to 2009, appointed by President George W. Bush. Troy’s father, the late Edward Eid, immigrated to the United States from Egypt with just $100 in 1957, and Troy was the first Arab-American ever to serve as a U.S. Attorney.
Troy currently chairs the Indian Law and Order Commission, a nine-member panel charged by the President and Congress to recommend improvements in Indian Country criminal justice. Besides teaching at the University of Denver College of Law, he is an Adjunct Professor in the American Indian Law Program at the University of Colorado School of Law. Troy’s most recent article is “Separate But Unequal: The Federal Criminal Justice System in Indian Country,” 81 University of Colorado Law Review 1067 (Fall 2010) (with Carrie Covington Doyle). He is active in several professional associations, including the Federal Bar Association and the American Law Institute, and chairs the Training Committee of the Navajo Nation Bar Association, overseeing the legal testing process for attorneys seeking to practice before the Navajo Supreme Court and trial courts.
Troy has been honored by the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, the National Congress of American Indians, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Active in the community, he serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. Troy grew up in Colorado and is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School and was a Law Clerk to Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is married to Justice Allison Hartwell Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court. They live in Morrison and have two children.