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Judge Lomayesva


Devon Lomayesva

Devon is the Chief Judge of the Intertribal Court of Southern California that serves twelve member tribes and seven other tribes and tribal organizations throughout southern California and beyond. She is also the owner of Lomayesva Law Corporation, P.C., where she primarily represents the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians as well as other Tribes, in her commitment to preserving the rights of Indian Tribes via the practice of Tribal and Federal Indian law. Devon has also held the positions of Executive Director of California Indian Legal Services, In-House Tribal Attorney for the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, Lecturer at San Diego State University, American Indian Studies Department, and Adjunct Professor at Palomar College.  She has also served a

four-year term on the Iipay Nation Tribal Council and numerous committee positions.  Devon is a co-founder of the American Indian Recruitment Programs, established in 1993.  This program is designed to promote positive youth development through education, culture and other positive projects and events.  Devon was appointed to the Tribal Court-State Court Forum in 2017, coming together with tribal and state court judges to address areas of mutual concern. She also serves as the Vice-President of the California Tribal Court Judges Association. Devon is a member of the Native American Lawyers Association of San Diego, the California Indian Law Association, Federal Bar Association and Member of the Santa Ysabel Traditional Gathering Committee.  Devon received her B.A. in History from San Diego State University in 1994 and her J.D. from California Western School of Law in 1999.  Her passions include tribal language and cultural preservation, Native youth education and advancement and spending time with family. Devon and her husband have three children where they live in Valley Center, CA. 

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