Lisa M. DeCora

601 Buffalo Trail, Suite 100
Winnebago, NE 68071
ldecora@bigfirelaw.com

TRIBAL AFFILIATION

Enrolled member Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

EDUCATION

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)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington, Alaska

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

PRACTICE AREAS

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.