Kathryn Ogas is a partner in the law firm of Tomaras & Ogas, LLP. Kathryn earned her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. Kathryn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1996. Prior to becoming a founding partner of Tomaras & Ogas, Kathryn worked as a Staff Attorney at California Indian Legal Services (CILS), one of the State’s leading Indian law firms. In addition, Ms. Ogas worked as a law clerk at the Washington D.C. office of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, a prominent Washington D.C. Indian law firm. Kathryn’s primary focus is on Indian law. Kathryn has extensive experience in representing Indian Tribes and Tribal enterprises on a wide range of legal matters,
including employment, gaming (Class II and Class III), economic development, ordinance and regulation drafting, and Indian Child Welfare Act matters (juvenile dependency and guardianships).
Kathryn is also experienced in representing Tribes concerning the business aspects of gaming operations. She also represents a number of Tribal casino operations on day-to-day legal matters, which include, employment, tax, union and contractual issues. Kathryn also provides legal services to non-tribal entities and individuals regarding employment law, contractual issues, estate planning, and conservatorship/guardianship matters. Kathryn is licensed to practice law in the State of California. Kathryn is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the California Indian Law Association.