Ms. Hohag is a citizen of the Bishop Paiute Tribe and born and raised in Bishop, California also known as Payahuunadü (the place of flowing water). She is a graduate of the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and joined the Firm as an Associate in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a Staff Attorney and California ChangeLawyers Legal Fellow at California Indian Legal Services in the Bishop, CA office where she primarily worked on Indian law issues for Tribes and individual Indian clients, legal aid issues for low income and senior clients, and community education projects. Ms. Hohag also assisted with tribal court development initiatives. During law school, Ms. Hohag held internships and externships with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves, Savitch, LLP.; the Legislative Attorney’s Office of the Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch; the Office of the Prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe; and the Summer Indian Estate Planning Project through the Center for Indian Law & Policy at Seattle University School of Law. Ms. Hohag is a board member of the California Indian Law Association and former board member of both the National Native American Law Students Association (2015-2017) and the Arizona Law NALSA Chapter (2015-2017).
Natural ResourcesEnvironmental LawTribal HousingTribal GovernanceEconomic DevelopmentCivil LitigationAdministrative LawTribal Legislation and Code DraftingCultural Resource Protection and RepatriationIndian Child WelfareTribal Land AcquisitionIndian Gaming and Economic Development
California; Intertribal Court of Southern California
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, Juris Doctor (2017), Certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy and Graduate Certificate in Water Policy; Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI), American Indian Law Center, Class of 2014; University of Washington, Seattle, Bachelor of Arts (2011, cum laude honors), major in American Indian Studies, minor in International Studies.
Prior Legal Experience
Staff Attorney and California ChangeLawyers Legal Fellow, California Indian Legal Services (2017-2019); Internships and externships during law school with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves, Savitch, LLP.; Legislative Counsel’s Office at the Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch; Office of the Prosecutor, Pascua Yaqui Tribe; Summer Indian Estate Planning Internship, Center for Indian Law & Policy, Seattle University School of Law; and Legal Referral services, Tucson Indian Center.
California Indian Law Association; California ChangeLawyers; National Native American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association, Indian Law Section; American Bar Association; Pre-Law Summer Institute; Tribal In-House Counsel Association; Native American Bar Association of Arizona; Sacramento County Bar Association.
Williams Achievement Scholar (2014-2017); Public Interest Scholar; Huerta Scholar; Rose Davis Public Service Award, James E. College of Law (2017); Outstanding Graduate Service Award, Native American Student Affairs, University of Arizona (2017); Seven Generations Scholar, NABA-AZ (2014-2017); Fellow, American Indian Graduate Center (2014-2017).