I have been licensed to practice in the state of New Mexico since September 2006.  After working almost 11 years in New Mexico's Public Defender Office I opened my own private practice, where I offer a wide range of general law services.  Whether you need assistance with updating your will, defending a DWI, or representing your concerns in a divorce I will provide the legal expertise you are looking for.

Litigation Experience

  • Lead council for DeAngelo M., a child accused of 1st degree murder, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence plus other charges.
  • Responsible for writing all pre-trial motions, trial preparation and Jury selection.
  •  Responsible for the cross examination of all witnesses plus direct examination of witnesses the defense team used at trial.
  • Used Power Point, Flip Charts and ELMO media in the presentation of closing arguments to the Jurors.
  • Composed and filed the Docketing statement to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of New Mexico, both reversed and remanded for a new trial based on the State not overcoming the rebuttable presumption of DeAngelo M. being mature enough to knowingly waive his Miranda rights.
  • Lead and sole council for the second trial.

A second appeal has been filed based on insufficient evidence, abuse of discretion, prosecutorial misconduct and lack of timely disclosure of exculpatory evidence.

Other Bench and Jury trial experience includes:

  • Arson and attempted murder
  • Child abuse with great bodily harm
  • Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Battery on a police officer
  • Criminal sexual contact/penetration
  • Drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Burglary. armed robbery, receiving stolen property.
  • DWI

I have been involved in hundreds if not thousands of court hearings and trials.  These are just a few examples.