Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Attorney Michael F. Kelly was admitted to practice law in the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Tribal Court on November 11, 2011. This allows him to pursue litigation involving the Tribal Court’s jurisdiction over civil matters such as lawsuits and garnishments as well as criminal matters.
The judicial power of the Pokagon Band is vested in a tribal court system. The judicial power extends to all cases arising under the Constitution of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, all legislative enactments, codes, statutes, ordinances, regulations, and judicial decisions of the Pokagon Band, is exercised to the fullest extent consistent with self-determination and the sovereign powers of the Band, and, as exercised, governs all persons and entities subject to the Pokagon Band’s jurisdiction.