The Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA) is an appellate review body that exercises the delegated authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue final decisions for the Department of the Interior in appeals involving Indian matters. Located within the Department's Office of Hearings and Appeals, IBIA is separate and independent from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs.
Through a two-person panel of administrative judges, IBIA has the authority to consider the following types of cases:
IBIA is headed by a Chief Administrative Judge. Its decisions are final for the Department and may be appealed to the United States district courts.
Interior Board of Indian Appeals
Office of Hearings and Appeals
U.S. Department of the Interior
801 N. Quincy Street, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203
Steven K. Linscheid, Chief Administrative Judge
Thomas A. Blaser, Administrative Judge
Robert E. Hall, Administrative Judge
Sara E. Costello, Docket Attorney
Cailan D. Remedios, Staff Attorney
Lisa L. Stevens, Staff Attorney
Pamela J. Eichhorn, Paralegal Specialist
Margo M.L. Ellis, Legal Assistant