Trial Court Judge, Oneida Judiciary
Years on the Bench: 4 Years
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2012
Knowing the community and having the educational background that I do, I decided to become a judge for my tribe because I believed I could make a difference and improve on what already exists.
A major misconception about tribal courts is that tribal courts do not afford parties a fair due process of law that a party would receive in State court. However, the Oneida Judiciary takes a party’s due process rights very seriously and those rights, if not the same as the State’s due process rights, are very similar.
As a judge, I want to ensure that the parties before me are treated fairly and that procedures are properly followed.