Lisa M. DeCora
601 Buffalo Trail, Suite 100
Winnebago, NE 68071
Enrolled member Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Bachelor’s Degree in Community & Environmental Planning, University of Washington (B.A. 1996)
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy (M.P.A. 2000)
Juris Doctor, University of Washington, School of Law (J.D. 2000)
PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of the Interior (2015-2019; Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2001-2009).
ASSOCIATIONS AND HONORS
Washington State Bar Association, Alaska State Bar Association, Super Lawyer Rising Star 2006, 2009, Washington State Bar Indian Law Section, Alaska State Bar Alaska Native Section, Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute Fellow, Inaugural Class of 2005
Ms. DeCora practices primarily in the area of Tribal and Federal Indian law, with an emphasis in Tribal Healthcare, Tribal Self-Governance, and Alaska Native Corporations. Ms. DeCora worked at the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Justice and the Department of Interior over the last 18 years. She has extensive experience with federal legislative process, working with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Indian Health Service, Administration for Children and Families-Head Start, Office of Justice Programs, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.