Katya practices in Indian and tribal relations, representing and advising tribes, tribal enterprises, and companies operating on Indian reservations. Katya also practices in employment and labor law, including employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wage and hour compliance; and restrictive covenants. In addition, Katya practices general business litigation and advises on education law matters.


  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., Dean’s List 2014, Third-Year Writer, Arizona Law Review 
  • Boston College, B.A., English 2009
  • La Universidad Iberoamericana, City of Puebla, State of Puebla, México, Study Abroad 2008

Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 2015
  • Arizona 2015
  • Pueblo of Laguna Court 2023

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Labor & Employment Litigation (2019-present)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America: Labor and Employment Law, Management and Native American Law (2024)

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Indian Law Section, Secretary 2023-2024
  • Austin, Crepelle & Ernest Sickey’s School for Wards and Domestics Dependent Nations, Member of the Board of Directors, 2023 
  • Community Legal Services, Director on Board of Directors, 2023
  • Phoenix Legal Action Network, Member of Programming Committee, 2023
  • State Bar of Arizona, Employment and Labor Section, CLE Fall Seminar Committee 2019, 2021, CLE Luncheon Committee 2019-2020, State Bar of Arizona Convention 2022
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association, Member 2015-present, Treasurer April 2018 – March 2019, Member of the Board of Directors 2016-present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member 2016-present
  • James E. Rogers College of Law Board of Visitors, Member 2019-present
  • Native American Bar Association of Arizona, Golf Tournament Planning Committee 2016, Member 2016, 2021-present
  • State Bar of Arizona Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2020-2021
  • Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Volunteer, 2019-present 

Language Fluency

  • Spanish