Valeria Garcia

Associate

Phone: (505) 248-0500

Email: vgarcia@narvaezlawfirm.com

 

Ms. García was born and raised in the south valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated from Valley High School. She received her undergraduate, master’s, and law degrees from the University of New Mexico. In law school, she was a Professional Articles Editor with the New Mexico Law Review; served as 1L representative, Vice President, and eventually President of the Mexican American Law Student Association (MALSA); and was a tutor for the Elements of Legal Argumentation II course. She also participated in the law school’s Madrid summer program. Ms. García also simultaneously obtained her Master of Arts degree through a dual degree program with the University of New Mexico, through which she spent two wonderful years teaching Spanish 101 at the University of New Mexico main campus.

During law school, Ms. García was an extern at the Law Offices of the Public Defender and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, and has been with the Narvaez Law Firm since she obtained her license to practice law. Her civil practice includes defending New Mexico Tort Claims Act claims, civil rights claims, and Whistleblower Protection Act claims, and preparing legal opinions regarding policy compliance and insurance claims.

Insurance Defense

Negligence and Tort Claims

Civil Rights

Employment Law

Bar Admissions, Bar Service, and Accolades

New Mexico (2019)

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico (2019)

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (2019)

New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association 

Juris Doctor, University of New Mexico School of Law, 2018

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico, 2018

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish, University of New Mexico, 2014