Therese Yanan

Executive Director/Attorney 


Therese has been with the Law Center for 25 years, directing the Law Center and its predecessor since its inception in 1994. She has broad experience as an attorney specializing in the intersection of disability law and federal Indian law. As director she supervises all projects and oversees the financial management of all contracts. With her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, Therese moved to the Southwest in 1991. Before law school, she completed a B.A. in economics and international studies. She has been admitted to legal bars in five states, two tribal courts and the 2nd, 9th and 10th federal courts. Therese grew up in the upper Midwest.