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Collins  Collins PCParrish Collins
Collins & Collins, P.C.
407 7th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
T: 505-242-5958
F: 505-242-5968
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Albuquerque attorney Parrish Collins has been practicing law since 1989 following graduation from Duke University School of Law. Parrish focuses primarily on cases involving medical malpractice.  Although he is a long-time member of the NMCDLA, he has not practiced criminal law in years.  However, he is committed to the mission of the NMCDLA.  In that spirit, his hobby, passion and avocation is suing prisons and private prison medical providers for medical malpractice.  Parrish is passionate about the rights of prisoners to adequate medical care.  He is also committed to criminal justice reform including the end of the private prison industrial complex which has led to mass incarceration and with it all manners of atrocities including medical malpractice on an industrial sized scale.

Matt CoyteMatthew Coyte
Coyte Law, P.C.
201 3rd Street NW, Suite 1920
Albuquerque, NM 87102
T: 505-244-3030
F: 505-242-4339
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Matthew Coyte was born in the United Kingdom and received a bachelor’s degree in GeoPhysics from the University of Bath. In the early 1990s Matt moved to New Mexico where he obtained his J.D. from UNM. Since graduation Matt has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of criminal defense and civil rights law. In 2013 Matt was recognized nationally as Public Justice’s Trial Lawyer of the Year. In 2014 the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime invited Matt to be part of an expert panel on tackling corruption in prisons and jails throughout the world. The meeting was held in Vienna, Austria and a handbook on anti-corruption measures is in the process of being developed as a result. Matt was the previous President of the Board of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Crow Law FirmB.J. Crow
Crow Law Firm
Roswell: 400 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150
Roswell, NM 88201
Albuquerque: 201 12th Street N.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
T: 888-319-7115
T: 575-291-0200
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B.J. Crow practices extensively in state and federal courts throughout New Mexico and Texas in both criminal and civil matters. He completed his law school clinical work in the Second Judicial District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor. Prior to returning to New Mexico to practice law, he worked in Washington, D.C. on a corporate multi-million-dollar anti-trust litigation against the Federal Trade Commission. Since returning to New Mexico, Mr. Crow has overseen trial proceedings in a multitude of criminal and civil cases. He has obtained settlements or verdicts in the tens of millions of dollars for his clients. In his private office, he has devoted 100% of his practice to litigation. Mr. Crow also handles criminal law matters in New Mexico and Texas.

garrett law firmMichael T. Garrett
Garrett Law Firm
920 North Main Street
Clovis, NM 88101
T: 575-762-4545
F: 575-762-7663
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Michael Garrett is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on general litigation and appeals arising from wrongful death, medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, farm and ranch disputes, estate disputes, business conflicts and oil and gas operations. After completing a graduate LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School and having acquired membership in both the New Mexico and Texas bar associations, he established the Garrett Law Firm in Clovis, NM practicing primarily in Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. With his clients’ best interests at the forefront, Michael has taken cases to jury verdict and mediated settlement consistently with mostly positive results in both federal and state courts. Over 30 years of trial experience has gained Michael peer recognition as a premier trial lawyer, receiving an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbel and a listing in the Martindale-Hubbel Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Michael is a member of the American Bar Association, NM Bar Association, and Texas Bar Association.

Harbour Law Firm logoCori A. Harbour-Valdez
The Harbour Law Firm, P.C.
1522 Montana Avenue, 3rd Floor
El Paso, Texas 79902
T: 915-544-7600
F: 915-975-8036
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Cori A. Harbour-Valdez of the Harbour Law Firm, P.C. focuses her practice on Federal and State criminal defense, and civil and criminal appeals. She received a B.A. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin (1993) and her J.D. cum laude from Texas Southern University (1997). She is licensed in Texas and New Mexico. Mrs. Harbour-Valdez is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, the District of New Mexico, and the District of Colorado. Since 2013, she has served as an Associate Judge for the City of El Paso. She is a frequent CLE Presenter on such topics as the Sentencing Guidelines and the Fourth Amendment. Mrs. Harbour-Valdez has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer 2008-2017.


Bob Kinney

 Robert Kinney

Robert Kinney attended law school at the University of Idaho, where he began practicing criminal law in 1976. He was a state public defender and private practitioner in Idaho, specializing in death penalty cases until joining the office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico in 1995. Bob became the manager of the Las Cruces office of the Federal Public Defender in 1997, and remained in that position until he retired in 2015. From 2006 to 2011, he was lead counsel in the first federal death penalty case tried in New Mexico after reinstatement of that penalty in federal cases in 1996. Bob is proud to have worked as a volunteer for the George Soros foundation in Bulgaria, Mongolia, Malawi and China, primarily instructing young attorneys on the adversarial system after breakup of the former Soviet Union. He is a staunch supporter of NMCDLA.




Sheila  photoSheila Lewis

After working as a Public Defender in both New York and New Mexico for over 30 years, Sheila Lewis began a second career as a policy advocate with New Mexico Women’s Justice Project and Drug Policy Alliance. Currently, Sheila is the Director of Santa Fe Safe, a Coordinated Community Response Council, committed to reducing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence by addressing the root causes of interpersonal violence. Santa Fe Safe collaborates with community organizations addressing housing, mental health, legal services, family planning, immigration, substance abuse, LGBTQI issues, disability rights, human trafficking, gun violence and strangulation. Although Sheila is no longer eligible to be a member of NMCDLA, she continues to financially support its work because she believes a strong and effective criminal defense bar is essential to a safe and just society.



Dan lindseyDaniel Lindsey
Lindsey Law Firm, LLC
920 Mitchell Street
Clovis, NM 88101
T: (575) 763-8900
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Daniel Lindsey has lived all his life in Eastern New Mexico - a very conservative right wing area of New Mexico. It is challenging to represent people charged with crimes in this area. The Judges are different, the police are different and the jurors are different.  It seems like these three different groups work in concert against our clients.  The only way to effectively represent someone charged with a crime is to FIGHT LIKE HELL!  It can be extremely frustrating, but you can never give in, never give up and keep fighting!




luke ragsdale

 Luke Ragsdale

Ragsdale Law Firm
600 North Pennsylvania Ave
Roswell, NM 88201
T: 575-208-5300
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Luke was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico. After graduating from Goddard High School, he attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. At McMurry, Luke played football for the Indians, participated in Model United Nations, was active in the Servant Leadership program, and received a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Luke then moved north to Lubbock, Texas where he attended Texas Tech School of Law. While going to law school, he worked at Lubbock Legal Aid, representing impoverished women in domestic violence cases. After graduating from Texas Tech School of Law, Luke joined the Sanders, Bruin, Coll, and Worley law firm where he worked as an associate from 2005 until 2008. From 2009 until 2015, Luke was a main partner at Jones Witt and Ragsdale Law Firm. In the summer of 2015 Luke formed Ragsdale Law firm in Roswell, NM. The Firm focuses primarily on Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, and Family Law.

Amy SirignanoAmy Sirignano

Law Office of Amy Sirignano, PC
6608 Gulton Court NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
T: 505-242-2770
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Amy founded The Law Office of Amy Sirignano, PC in 2008 in Albuquerque. She concentrates her law practice in the areas of federal and state criminal defense, including complex white-collar crimes. Prior to starting her own practice, Amy worked for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division and as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico. She has over eighteen years of federal criminal experience, starting her career working for the FBI in their Laboratory in Washington, DC and as a Special Agent in the NYC and Los Angeles offices. She is a graduate of Rutgers Law School – Newark, has a Masters in Forensic Sciences from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Music Merchandising and Industry from the University of Miami. Amy is a Master Bencher in the American Inns of Court, has served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Women's Bar Association.

McGraw  Strickland LLCMargaret Strickland
McGraw & Strickland LLC
165 West Lucero Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
T: 575-523-4321
F: 575-523-4321
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Margaret Strickland is a skilled criminal defense attorney who believes in the rights of the accused, and uses her knowledge of the law to defend them. After graduating from New York University School of Law, she began working as a criminal defense attorney.  She has represented the accused in more than 70 criminal jury trials, and in high profile cases. Margaret also represents individuals who have been injured as a result of another’s wrongdoing. Margaret is also the current President of the Board of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.