Attorney who worked for Goshute Tribe killed in bicycle accident
Tim Vollman, a former Interior Department attorney who represented tribes in private practice, died in a bicycle accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday night.

Vollman, 64, apparently collided with a city dump truck. He was reportedly killed on impact.

Vollman served in DOI's Office of the Solicitor from 1975 to 2001. He worked on legal issues affecting tribes in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Alabama and parts of Arizona.

After leaving federal service, Vollman started his own practice in Albuquerque. He was known as the longtime attorney for the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians in Utah, and he recently won a federal court lawsuit that overturned the Bush administration's rejection of a nuclear waste facility on the tribe's reservation.

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Police identify bicyclist killed in tragic accident (KOB-TV 12/3)
Bicyclist killed after colliding with city dump truck (KOB-TV 12/2)

District Court Decision:
Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians v. DOI (July 26, 2010)

Interior Decision Documents:
Skull Valley Band Nuclear Waste Repository

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