Paula M. Fisher

Paula’s law firm has been based in Michigan for 13 years, but she is originally from Southern California, where she graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English Literature with a sociology minor in 1987 and went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate degree from  California Western School of Law in 1990.   Prior to obtaining her license to practice to law she was a licensed private investigator for 5 years, so she knows how to find the evidence needed to be successful in court.

 Paula successfully sat for the Michigan bar examination in February 2000 and was admitted to practice law in May of 2000.   Shortly thereafter she founded her law firm and has been taking on Tribal membership challenges ever since.

Paula has strong ties to the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan because she has been married to a Tribal member for the last 13 years and is currently pursuing her children’s membership with that Tribe.  She works closely with expert witnesses in the areas of genealogy,  tribal language and tribal history.  She has traveled as far as California to handle the defense of disenrollment and has successfully argued for her clients’ continued membership in front of an entire tribal membership as well as addressed Tribal council in chambers.  She has been successful at every level of Tribal Membership litigation, from the Enrollment Department, to the Office of administrative Hearings, to the Community Court and the Appellate Court.

 Where ever there is a tribal Court, Paula is capable of being licensed and handling your families’ tribal membership case regardless of where your tribe is located.  She is fully versed in the importance of constitutional rights and Tribal ordinances and has fought for numerous revisions to membership ordinances that have enabled her clients to obtain their membership.

 Paula has recently expanded her firm to meet the ever growing demand for her services by hiring Attorney Toni L. Sessoms   as her Senior Associate.  Together, Paula M. Fisher, Attorney At Law, P.C. has over 31 years of experience successfully navigating the legal system.  To make that experience go to work for you, contact Paula today.