Mrs. Lucero has been practicing Plaintiff's personal injury law for seventeen years. She came to work for Mrs. Curtis' firm in her first year of law school at the University of New Mexico School of Law as a clerk in 1996. During her training she also worked as a clerk for the United States Attorney, United States Federal District Judge LeRoy Hansen, was an observer at the Truth and Reconciliation hearings in South Africa, and a member of the UNM National Moot Court Team. Upon graduation from law school Mrs. Lucero took a one year leave of absence from the firm to undertake a clerkship with the first female New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Pamela B. Minzner.
Mrs. Lucero returned to practice with Mrs. Curtis' firm in 2000 representing families and individuals injured by another's negligence. She has done extensive work in pre-suit, litigation, trial and appellate practice in most of the Courts in New Mexico and the Federal Court system. She has been elected to the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and is a copy editor for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Journal. In 2009 she was made a named partner of the firm embracing the firm ideals to serve and find justice for those who have been wrongfully harmed.
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury Sexual Abuse Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Premise Liability
70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
New Mexico, 1999 U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2000 U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2002 Supreme Court of the United States of America
University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico J.D. - 1999 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico B.A. magna cum laude - 1995 Honors: Magna Cum Laude in General Honors Major: Political Science
Copy Editor for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Journal 2009-present NMTLA Litigation Series- Editor & Author
Spencer v. Health Force, 137 N.M. 64, 107 P.3d 504 (NMSC 2 2005)
NMTLA Tort Update, April 2010-Statute of Limitations-Update NMTLA Subrogation Law Update NMTLA Evidence Handbook- assisted in the revisions made in 2004-2005
Professional Associations and Memberships
Board of Directors of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers, Member American Association for Justice, 2000 - Present Inn of Courts, Member, 1999 - 2003 The National Trial Layers-Top 40 under 40 The National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
Past Employment Positions
Chief Justice Pamela Minzner, Supreme Court of New Mexico, Clerk, 1999 - 2000 Vigil & Vigil Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 2000 - 2005