Diane Joyce Humetewa

Personal

Birthday: 
1964
Birthplace: 
Phoenix, AZ
Race or Ethnicity: 
American Indian
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Deputy counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, 1993-1996
Counsel to the deputy attorney general, Office of Tribal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996-1998; special assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1997-1998
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1998-2007; senior litigation counsel, 2001-2007; U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (on detail), 2005-2006
Judge, Hopi Appellate Court, Keams Canyon, Arizona, 2002-2007
U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona, 2007-2009
Acting chief prosecutor, The Hopi Tribe, Keams Canyon, Arizona, 2009
Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 2009-2011
Professor of practice, Arizona State University College of Law, 2011-2014
Special advisor to the president and special counsel, Office of General Counsel, Arizona State University, 2011-2014

Former names: Diane Killigrew, Diane Joyce Juarez

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, September 19, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Phoenix College
Degree: 
A.A.S.
Degree Year: 
1985
Name of School - Second: 
Arizona State University
Degree - Second: 
B.S.
Degree Year - Second: 
1987
Name of School - Third: 
Arizona State University College of Law
Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1993

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Arizona
Court Name: 

Arizona District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/16/2014
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