Paul M Hebert Law Center (LSU) Juris Doctor

Louisiana Tech University B.S. in Finance

Contact Information:

551 Tuska Hina Street, Trout, LA 71371

P.O. Box 14, Jena, LA 71342


jwilkerson @

Tribal Attorney

Julie R. Wilkerson

Responsible for advising the Tribal Council on all legal issues, including Class II and Class III gaming, compact negotiations, the fee to trust applications, sovereign immunity and limited waivers, developing tribal law, Federal court decisions, intergovernmental agreements, general contracts, and loan documents.

Responsible for reviewing all contracts between the Jena Choctaw Indian Gaming Authority and third parties; coordinating with management the NIGC required financial and AUP audits and assisting management with patron claims and employee benefits and claims.

Responsible for assisting the Tribal Court with in-take, tort claims, worker’s compensation claims, Indian Welfare Act matters, and family law.