Tribal Court

The mission of the Umatilla Tribal Court is to serve the community as an independent, separate branch of government.  Tribal Court provides fair and equitable settlement of disputes, protects the general welfare of the community and preserves individual rights.  In short, Tribal Court provides tribal member’s access to justice.  We administer all duly enacted tribal laws and ensure the basic principles of due process, equal protection and fairness mandated by tribal and federal law.

Established by the Board of Trustees, Tribal Court consists of a Chief Judge, two Associate Judges, Tribal Court Director and Judge Pro Tem, Juvenile and Adult Probation Officers, Truancy Specialist, Community Service Coordinator, Clerk of Court, Forms Clerk and Criminal Records Specialist.  Our Public Defenders are local contract attorneys licensed to practice in UTC.  Tribal Court reports to Law and Order Committee on a quarterly basis.   


Chief Judge:
William Johnson

Associate Judges:
David Gallaher, Doug Nash

Kelly Sager


Jury Duty Phone Line:    541-429-7046