Rhonda L. Tuni

Rhonda L. Tuni is an associate in the law firm of Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP. Rhonda’s practice is in the areas of Indian law, health care, human resources and gaming. Prior to joining the Maynes firm in 2018, Ms. Tuni worked as a District Court Judge for the Navajo Nation.  She was assigned to the Ramah Judicial District in Ramah, New Mexico.  During her time on the bench Ms. Tuni presided over criminal cases, children’s cases and various civil cases (i.e., divorces, child support, guardianship, repossessions, protection orders, traffic, etc.).  Ms. Tuni has also served as Associate Justice by designation on several Navajo Nation Supreme Court cases. Prior to Ms. Tuni’s judgeship, she worked at the Office of Legislative Counsel representing the Legislative Branch of the Navajo Nation as well as the 23rd Navajo Nation Council.

Education

Ms. Tuni received her undergraduate degree from Fort Lewis College in 2006 and 2009. She received her law degree from Arizona Summit Law School in 2014.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Navajo Nation Bar Association

Representative Experience

  • Principal author of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court Opinion Kang vs. Chinle Family Court, and concerning Chasity Kang Real Party in Interest, SC-CV-37-18 (Nav. Sup. Ct. 2018).
  • Principle author of the Navajo Nation Human Trafficking statutes as well as many other legislations while employed with Office of Legislative Counsel.
  • Advised the Law and Order Committee; Navajo Utah Commission; Navajo-Hopi Land Commission; Sexual Assault Subcommittee of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council.