Angela Medrano, Secretary for the Cahuilla Band of Indians Policy Committee, seated in 2022. I am a sole practitioner at Law Office of Angela Medrano, a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A.) and the University of San Diego’s School of Law (J.D.). Committed to advancing tribal interests, I have wide experience in the field of Indian law, including, coordinating services for various tribal real estate development projects, drafting tribal laws and regulations, preparing grant applications, and assisting with compliance and implementation. I value a comprehensive approach to reach pragmatic solutions and outcomes.
Over the years I have been a part of various boards, committees, and commissions for the tribe. I am a former board member of the California Indian Law Association, a current board member for the San Diego County Bar Association and am President of the Native American Lawyers Association of San Diego County. Additionally, I serve as pro tem and tribal youth court judge for the Intertribal Court of Southern California (ICSC). Recently, I began instructing “Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies” through USCD Extension in collaboration with American Indian Recruitment Programs and ICSC, and am engaged as an Adjunct Professor teaching “Native American Law” at the University of San Diego, School of Law.