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New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NMCDLA)

About the NMCDLA


  • Founded: 1975
  • Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mission and History

The New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NMCDLA) is a voluntary professional association with more than 500 members. Member in NMCDLA include criminal defense attorneys in private practice and at the public defenders office, law school students. paralegals and legal assistants and other criminal defense team members.

As an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, NMCDLA provides a voice to protect the ability of New Mexico criminal defense attorneys to properly represent their clients.



Board of Directors

Richard Benjamin Pugh
Albuquerque, NM
Angelica Hall
Albuquerque, NM
Jennifer Burrill
Vice President
Clovis, NM
Marc M Lowry
Albuquerque, NM
Jonathan Ibarra
Jonathan Ibarra
Albuquerque, NM
Theresa Duncan
Director At Large
Albuquerque, NM

NMCDLA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Marc A Grano
Grano Law Offices, P.C.
Las Vegas, NM
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Steven G Farber
Steven G. Farber, Attorney at Law
Santa Fe, NM
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Amber L. Weeks
Noble & Vrapi, P.A.
Albuquerque, NM
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Parrish Collins
Collins & Collins PC
Albuquerque, NM
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Jack Mkhitarian
New Mexico Criminal Law Offices
Albuquerque, NM
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John A Mccall
John A. McCall Attorney at Law
Albuquerque, NM
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Past Presidents

Matthew Coyte
Albuquerque, NM
Barbara Mandel
Las Cruces, NM
Ousama M Rasheed
Albuquerque, NM
Bennett J Baur
Santa Fe, NM
Brian Pori
Brian Pori
Albuquerque, NM
Rebecca L Reese
Albuquerque, NM

Contact the NMCDLA

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NMCDLA)
P.O. Box 8324
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Office: (505) 992-0050

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Benefits of Membership

For New Mexico attorneys, the benefits of joining the NMCDLA include:

  • a listing on the NMCDLA website designed with a "Find a Lawyer" membership directory that is open to the public;
  • a voice in the New Mexico legislature to advocate for protecting due process and the rights of the accused;
  • support from NMCDLA when a member comes under attack for performing their duties to zealously represent their client;
  • invitations to attend continuing legal education (CLE) classes and seminars for a reduced cost;
  • opportunity to assume leadership positions on the executive board or on various committees;
  • the NMCDLA quarterly newsletter called "For the Defense" with articles on criminal defense topics; and
  • access to the internet listserve network to share ideas and strategies with some of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state.

Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers in New Mexico

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in New Mexico which includes both NMCDLA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the NMCDLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for NMCDLA past presidents and NMCDLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the NMCDLA.

Use this directory to find a Montana criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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