Todd Hembree is Attorney General of the Cherokee Nation. He has over 20 years of experience as an attorney, and served as independent counsel for the Cherokee Nation’s legislative branch from 1999 - 2011. Todd Hembree is a Cherokee citizen from southern Adair County within the Cherokee Nation. General Hembree attended Stilwell High School, received a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and received his juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1991.
Throughout his career his practice has emphasized Indian Law. General Hembree has provided consulting services to numerous Native American Tribes throughout the United States. The areas of consultation included Tribal Council development, election laws and constitutional development and reform. In April of 1999 General Hembree was selected as a delegate to the Cherokee Nation Constitution Convention and later served as a member of the Constitution Commission.
For twelve years General Hembree served as the attorney for the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council. His duties included legal representation, development of Tribal Council Rules of Procedure and legislative drafting. In January 2012 he was appointed Attorney General of the Cherokee Nation. General Hembree is a member of the Cherokee Nation Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, the Western District of Arkansas and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. General Hembree is married to Jenine Lawlor Hembree and they have three children, Jessica, Amy and Ryan. [Source: Cherokee Nation]