Yonne Tiger – Of Counsel

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Contact Yonne Tiger: ytiger@amlawok.com

Yonne Tiger received her law degree from the University of Kansas with a certificate in Tribal Lawyering.  During law school, she interned for the State of Kansas House of Representatives and for the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court.  As an intern for the State of Kansas House of Representatives, she gained first-hand knowledge of the legislative process through her involvement with legislative committees.  During her work with the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court she did extensive research and writing for the Appellate Court.  She also served as the National Native American Law Student Association Area Director and Public Relations Director, and the University of Kansas NALSA President.

Prior to the formation of Aston|Mathis|Jacobson|Campbell|Tiger, Ms. Tiger worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Justice and most recently as the In-House Counsel to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council.

Ms. Tiger’s work at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation included litigation, research and writing, advice on protocol and parliamentarian procedures, and extensive code work through drafting legislation.  Prior to working for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Ms. Tiger worked in private practice.  Ms. Tiger has experience in the areas of Tribal Law, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Governance, Personal Injury and Contract Law.

 

PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Indian Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Contract Law

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Oklahoma
  • Muscogee (Creek) Nation
  • Cherokee Nation

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 40 under 40 Award from the National Center of American Indian Development, 2010

MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Parliamentarians Association
  • Contributing Editor to the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law newsletter
  • Adjunct Instructor in Gaming Law at the College of the Muscogee Nation

TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Muscogee (Creek)
  • Cherokee
  • Choctaw
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