Diane J. Humetewa
Diane Humetewa is Special Advisor to ASU President Crow on American Indian Affairs, Special Counsel in the ASU General Counsel’s Office and Professor of Practice at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Formerly, Diane was the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. A member of the Hopi tribe, Diane is the first Native American woman to serve in that position. Previously Diane was an Assistant U.S. Attorney handling civil and criminal matters. She went on to serve as the Tribal Liaison and Senior Litigation Counsel, including acting as supervisor for the office’s Victim Witness Program. Diane began her public service career as one of the first victim advocates in the federal criminal justice system when she was hired to establish a Victim Witness Program for the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office. That program later served as a model for offices with similar jurisdictions across the nation. Diane has also served as Of Counsel in the Federal Indian Law Section of the law firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP. Ms. Humetewa received her law degree in 1993 from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. She is considered a national expert on American Indian legal issues and has instructed law enforcement and prosecutors. She has served as an Appellate Court judge for the Hopi Tribe and as an ad hoc member of the Native American Subcommittee of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.