Joseph J Wiseman

Joseph J Wiseman

WISEMAN LAW GROUP, P.C.
  • Native American Law, White Collar Crime, Civil Rights
  • California
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Summary

I have over 30 years experience as a trial and appellate lawyer, which gives me a unique perspective on what works and does not work in solving complex, protracted disputes. I prepare each case for trial, since a good settlement is only attainable if the lawyer is prepared and willing to go to trial. And I expect my clients to be actively involved in all phases of the litigation.

Practice Areas
  • Native American Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Civil Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Trial and Appeals
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
5th Circuit
7th Circuit
9th Circuit
10th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Professional Experience
Chief Judge
Northern California Intertribal Court System
- Current
Chief Justice
Round Valley Indian Tribes, Court of Appeals
- Current
Tribal Court Judge
Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians
- Current
Professor of Law
Empire College School of Law
- Current
Attorney
Private Law Practice
- Current
Education
University of California - Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree (1978)
University of Oregon School of Law
Law Degree (1982)
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Awards
Super Lawyer (White Collar Crime)
Super Lawyers
Invited Member
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Association of Nation's Top Attorneys
Super Lawyer (White Collar Crime)
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer (White Collar Crime)
Super Lawyers
Invited Member
Rue's Rating of Best Attorneys in America
Professional Associations
California Tribal Court Judges Association
Vice-Chair
- Current
National American Indian Court Judges Association
Member of Board of Directors Steering Committee
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 107403
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Thin Blue Line in Indian Country: A Short Primer on the Power of Tribal Police to Detain Non-Members
SSRN
Speaking Engagements
Public Law 280: Unraveling Its Mysteries and Correcting Misconceptions, Law Day, Hopland, CA
Northern California Intertribal Court System
Indian Tribes: Emerging Power in Land and Water Management, Dividing the Waters Program, Eugene, Oregon
National Judicial College
Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country, Criminal Justice Panel, Eastern District of California, Sacramento, CA
Federal Defenders
Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Continuing Care Contracts/Frequently Asked Questions, Webinar
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Mineral and Oil and Gas Developement in Indian County, Spring Meeting, St. George, Utah
Utah Bar Assocation
Websites & Blogs
Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. .. Can a parent who is indian file custody in tribal court,when the other parent is not indian
A: Generally, yes; however there is the question of whether the tribal court has jurisdiction over the non-Indian parent. That question is being litigated around the country and there is no clear answer. A lot depends on the specific facts, so you should seek out competent counsel for advice.
Q. If a Native American marries a non native, when he dies is she entitled to his casino royalties?
A: The answer to your question depends on a variety of facts that should be explored by competent counsel. Your should consult with an attorney who is familiar with federal Indian Law and probate law. Good luck.
Q. Who would take on a civil case where I am the plaintiff suing a casino?
A: I am assuming the casino is operated by a Indian tribe. If so, only an attorney who is familiar with the concept of tribal sovereign immunity should handle your case. In general, unless the tribe has waived its immunity, it will be difficult to proceed with a case. You should consult with an attorney experienced in that area of law.
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Contact & Map
Office
1477 Drew Ave
Suite 106
Davis, CA 95618
USA
Telephone: (530) 759-0700
Fax: (530) 759-0800