Hon. Amanda Rockman


NAICJA Region 10

Ms. Rockman graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2001 with degrees in Anthropology, French, and American Indian Studies. She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin Law School, and graduated with a J.D. in May 2005. In 2006, Ms. Rockman accepted a three-year appointment from the Ho-Chunk Nation's Legislature to preside over and ultimately decide cases as an Associate Judge of the Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Court. She sought and received reappointment in 2009, and now again in 2012. In this role, she handles cases dealing with everything from family law to cases involving intra- and inter-governmental disputes. Ms. Rockman served as Vice Chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Indian Law Section from 2006-2007. She was a 2007 Featured Attorney for the State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyer Division. And in 2008, Ms Rockman was a recipient of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Forward under Forty Award. Additionally, she received a 2009 Up and Coming Lawyer Award from the Wisconsin State Bar Association.

In 2009, she was appointed to the Wisconsin State- Tribal Judicial Forum. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School teaching the introductory and advanced Indian law courses during the 2011-2012 school year. Furthermore, in 2012, the Wisconsin Supreme Court appointed Ms. Rockman to the Appointment Selection Committee.

Judge Rockman works with Native judges across Wisconsin and the nation to create intertribal legal networks, as she is the Secretary of the National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) and the current and first female President of the Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association (WTJA).