Attorney Profile

Tricia Zunker, Esq. is admitted to the practice of law in California. She graduated from University of Wisconsin in Madison where she triple-majored in: 1) French; 2) Political Science; and 3) International Relations. She also earned a Certificate in European Studies. She was a member of the Dean’s List, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Wunk Sheek Native American Organization. Ms. Zunker graduated from UCLA School of Law. While at UCLA, she participated in several Moot Court competitions, including representing UCLA nationally in the NNALSA competition. She was also a member of the Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs. During both undergraduate and law school, Ms. Zunker studied in Paris, including studying international law and business transactions during law school.

She has worked as an attorney at several large law firms in Los Angeles prior to starting her own practice. Her "big law" experience includes: antitrust litigation, breach of contract claims, copyright infringement, white collar criminal defense and class action lawsuits. Since starting her own practice, Ms. Zunker represents clients in a variety of matters including: entertainment law, civil litigation, American Indian law/tribal legal development,
family law, criminal defense and mediation. In addition to representation, she also provides tribal legal consulting Further, she has also worked in the entertainment industry and combines that knowledge with her legal knowledge for effective counsel.

Ms. Zunker has a combined decade of experience as a professor at three different law schools and universities. Between these schools, she has taught a variety of subjects, including: Constitutional Law, Business Law, Criminal Law, Contracts, Torts, Evidence, Legal Ethics, and Advanced Legal Research and Writing.  Stemming from her own background, she has a special interest in working with non-traditional students and first generation college graduates.  She is a published academic, currently researching for an article regarding preservation of tribal sovereignty.
Originally from Wisconsin, she is an enrolled member of Ho-Chunk Nation.

J.D.,  UCLA School of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison in:
  • 1) French;
  • 2) Political Science;
  • 3) International Relations; and earned a
  •  Certificate in European Studies.
Professional Association/Memberships:
California State Bar
Ho-Chunk Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
California Indian Lawyers Association
National Native American Bar Association
American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
Women in Film
Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG


Changing the Policy of Prisoner-Cide in America: Providing Access to Condoms, 5 Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review 39 (2012)