Attorney Bio

Tribal Law. Tribal Solutions.

JOANNE

JOANNE H. CURRY
Partner

Louisville, CO
P: 303.815.1727
F: 303.673.9155
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Ms. Curry joined the firm as a partner in 2011.

Tribal Affiliation: 
Member, Cherokee Nation.

PRACTICE AREAS:
Education law, including issues affecting school districts and tribal schools, special education, public school and tribal relations, and federal law; employment law; discrimination law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act; water rights; tribal government; inter-governmental affairs, including federal and state negotiations; tribal, state, and federal regulatory law; contract law; administrative law and hearings; and appellate advocacy.

ADMISSIONS:
Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Courts in Wisconsin; Ho-Chunk Nation Courts; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Inc., Oneida Tribal Judicial System. (Not Licensed in the State of Colorado).

EDUCATION:
University of Wisconsin School of Law (J.D. 2001, cum laude); University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Education (Ph.D., with distinction; M.Ed.); South Dakota State University (B.S., magna cum laude).

PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
Lathrop & Clark, LLP, Partner (2006-2011), Associate (2001-2005); Intern, Wisconsin Supreme Court; Associate Editor, Wisconsin Law Review (1999-2001); Represent public schools and Oneida Nation School Board, Oneida, Wisconsin, in all aspects of school law; negotiate Intergovernmental agreement on Indian education between school district and Ho-Chunk Nation; analyze school legislation for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards; defend schools before U.S. Dept. of Education and state Dept. of Instruction.

ASSOCIATIONS:
Federal Bar Association; National Native American Bar Association; Wisconsin School Attorneys Association; Wisconsin Rising Stars (2007-2010).

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