Devon Lee Lomayesva, Esq.

Email: [email protected] | Office: PSFA-117 

Devon Lomayesva (Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel) is currently Chief Judge of the Intertribal Court of Southern California (ICSC) that serves twelve member tribes and numerous other tribes and tribal organizations throughout southern California and beyond. The ICSC hears various subject matter areas for tribes including child welfare, civil infractions, land issues and more. The ICSC has also developed a tribal youth peer court and the Agave Project focusing on victims services. Devon is also the owner of Lomayesva Law Corporation, P.C., where she primarily represents the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians as well as other Tribes, in her commitment to preserving the rights of Indian Tribes via the practice of Tribal and Federal Indian law. Devon has held the positions of Executive Director of California Indian Legal Services, In-House Tribal Attorney for the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, Lecturer at San Diego State University, American Indian Studies Department, and Adjunct Professor at Palomar College. She has also served a four-year term on the Iipay Nation Tribal Council and numerous committee positions. 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 was appointed to the Tribal Court-State Court Forum in 2017, coming together with tribal and state court judges to address areas of mutual concern. Devon is a member of the Native American Lawyers Association of San Diego, the California Indian Law Association, Federal Bar Association and Member of the Santa Ysabel Traditional Gathering Committee. Devon received her B.A. in History from San Diego State University in 1994 and her J.D. from California Western School of Law in 1999. Devon and her husband have three children where they live in Valley Center, CA.