Nancy’s practice is comprised of general counsel representation for public and private clients and representation of clients in complex commercial cases including multi-jurisdictional class action and anti-trust litigation, and representation of clients in state court throughout New Mexico and in federal court. A significant portion of Nancy’s practice is also transactional and real estate related matters. Nancy’s clients in all practice areas have been maintained often over many decades and through changes in key client representatives. Nancy’s litigation practice has resulted in significant and often cited precedent in the areas of civil rights and land use law, among others. For many years, Nancy has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell ©, the highest rating given for legal ability and ethics.


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • Juris Doctor - 1983
  • Santa Clara University
    • 1978
    • Major: History
  • Georgetown University

Bar Admission

  • New Mexico, 1983
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1988
  • United States Supreme Court, 1999

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors of Century Bank
  • Board of Regents of New Mexico Highlands University
  • Board of the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation
  • City of Santa Fe's Ethics and Campaign Review Board
  • Former Member of the City of Santa Fe Planning Commission
  • Urban Policy Committee, Chair
  • Development Review Committee Commissioner
  • Chair of the Extraterritorial Zoning Commission
  • Board of the Santa Fe Community Foundation
  • Former Member of the Board of Trustees of St. Vincent Hospital

Fraternities Or Sororities

  • Lambda Alpha

Professional Associations

  • New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission
  • Century Bank, Board of Directors
  • Neighborhood Law Center, Board of Directors
  • Teen Court, Volunteer for Santa Fe County
  • Zia Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, Member
  • Oliver Seth Inn of Court, Master of the Bench


  • Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Environmental Law
  • New Mexico State Bar Service Award

Current Employment Position

  • Partner & Firm President