The Appellate Court of the San Manuel Tribal Court hears appeals from final judgments and other final orders
of the Trial Court. The Appellate Court is comprised of a three-judge appellate panel.
Presiding Appellate Judge – Michael Taylor
Judge Taylor was appointed to the Appellate Court in September 2009.
Judge Taylor obtained his law degree from the University of California at Davis in 1969. He is a member
of the bars of the Tulalip Tribes, the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes, the Colville Confederated
Tribes, California, Washington, New Mexico, Oregon and the Supreme Court of the United States. He
sits as an Appellate Judge for the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota.
Judge Taylor resides in Washington State where he is employed as general counsel for the Tulalip Tribes
Appellate Judge - Deborah DuBray
Judge DuBray was appointed to the Appellate Court in September 2009.
Deborah DuBray is Sicangu Lakota and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe located in South Dakota.
Judge DuBray obtained both her Juris Doctorate and Master’s degree in Political Science from
the University of South Dakota in 1993. She is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and is licensed
to practice before the U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota.
Judge DuBray served as a Legislative Aide in the United States Senate prior to entering private practice.
She established the DuBray Law Office in 1997 to represent Native clients and tribal interests
and continues to represent clients in South Dakota. Judge DuBray served as Chief Judge for other
tribal courts over the past six years in North Dakota, Minnesota and Oregon.
Appellate Judge - Job Serebrov
Job Serebrov is currently the director of the Office of Quality Assurance, Arkansas Department of Human
Services. Prior to that, he was the principal of The Serebrov Law Firm. His areas of practice and
consulting included appeals and agricultural, environmental, natural resource, regulatory, and bioenergy
law and policy. Aside from his legal practice, Job served as a law clerk to U.S. Circuit Court Judge
Lavenski Smith, held an appointment under Gov. Mike Huckabee as deputy director of the Arkansas Department
of Environmental Quality and held an appointment under President George W. Bush as a deputy under
secretary/deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, primarily handling environmental
and natural resource regulatory matters and served as acting deputy general counsel at American Farm
Alternate Appellate Judge - Anthony Little
Judge Anthony Little is a member of the Sichangu Oyate (Rosebud Sioux Tribe). He is a 1976 graduate of
the Arizona State College of Law and is admitted to practice in New Mexico since 1979. He was a staff
attorney for Indian Pueblo legal Services, Inc. and Executive Director prior to entering private
practice in Albuquerque, NM in 1994. He is admitted to practice in many of the Tribes in New Mexico.
He has been a judge for tribes in New Mexico. He was the Chief Magistrate for the Fort Mojave Indian
Community, 2007-2009 and is currently the Chief Judge for Ak-Chin Indian Community and an Appellate
Judge for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.