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Tribal Law. Tribal Solutions.

SHEILA

SHEILA D. CORBINE
Partner

Winnebago, NE
P: 402.878.4383
F: 402.333.4078
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Ms. Corbine joined the firm in 2014.

Sheila Corbine is a partner in the Winnebago, NE office of Fredericks Peebles & Morgan. Prior to joining the firm she worked for eighteen (18) years with the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. She most previously served as the Attorney General of the Ho-Chunk Nation and served in that capacity for nearly ten (10) years. She was also previously a staff attorney with the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut and served as a staff attorney for Wisconsin Judicare′s Indian Law Division. She has also presided as a tribal court judge for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Sheila previously served as a board member for the Indian Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar. In 2009 Sheila was given the honor of being named one of the Wisconsin State Journal′s Women in the Law. In 2010 she received the President′s award from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for her achievement as an outstanding Alumnus. When not practicing law Sheila has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County and as a board member for the Interfaith Caregivers. Sheila received a B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her law degree from the University of Minnesota-School of Law.


Tribal Affiliation: 
Member, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

PRACTICE AREAS:
Tribal Governance, Indian Child Welfare, Employment Law, Tribal Taxation, Gaming.

ADMISSIONS:
Connecticut, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin; United States Supreme Court; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin; and Ho-Chunk Tribal Court.

EDUCATION:
University of Minnesota School of Law (J.D., 1993); University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (B.A. 1990)

PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice (1995-2001); Ho-Chunk Nation Attorney General (2001-2003; 2006-2014); Staff Attorney for the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut (2004-2006); Tribal Court Judge for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (2000-2004); Reserve Judge for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (2004-present).

ASSOCIATIONS:
State Bar of Wisconsin, Minnesota State Bar Association; Federal Bar Association

LEGAL AUTHORSHIP: Co-Author, When the Family is Native American: Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act, The Federalization of Family Law, Family Law Advocate (ABA 2000); Indian Child Welfare Act: A Manual Update for Wisconsin Practitioners, Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. (1995).

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