Devon Lee Lomayesva
Devon is currently In-House Counsel for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, where she continues her commitment to preserving the rights of Indian Tribes via the practice of Tribal and Federal Indian law. She is also currently a Judge Pro Tem for the Intertribal Court of Southern California ("ICSC"), where she hears civil infraction cases and family law matters. Devon is also a periodic Lecturer at San Diego State University, American Indian Studies Department, where she has taught courses such as the "American Indian Political Experience." She has formerly held the positions of Executive Director of California Indian Legal Services, In-House Tribal Attorney for the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, and Adjunct Professor at Palomar College. Devon has also served a four-year term on the Iipay Nation Tribal Council. 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 is a member of the Native American Lawyers Association of San Diego, the California Indian Law Association, Chairwoman of the Santa Ysabel Tribal Development Corporation, Chairwoman of the Santa Ysabel Election Commission, and Member of the Santa Ysabel Traditional Gathering Committee. Devon received her B.A. in History from San Diego State University in 1994, completed the American Indian Pre-Law Summer Institute at the University of New Mexico in 1995, and earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law in 1999. Devon and her husband have three children and reside in French Valley, CA.