carlos-martinez-attorney-spanish

I have a passion for helping New Mexicans of all demographics.  I provide sliding scale services so that families of all income levels can have access to needed legal help.  I am proud to say that I have helped clients from various Central and South American countries who were turned away by other law firms due to their lack of sufficient income and an inability to communicate with them in Spanish.  My first real job, after college, where I was able to help those in need was as Peace Corps Volunteer in South America where I worked with farmers and teachers to improve their community. https://www.peacecorps.gov/

 

I am a consultant with the Mexican Consulate and help them with any family law questions they may have so they can better serve their Mexican citizens living here in New Mexico.  https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/albuquerque/  I also educate my clients regarding all their options when contemplating hiring an attorney longterm.   

 

Sometimes needing to hire an attorney, to take on a case, from start to finish is not what a client needs.  I often recommend that a limited entry by an attorney may be all that is needed to adequately address a legal issue  

 

I currently focus primarily in the area of Adult Guardianships and Conservatorships.  I have a contract with the Office of Guardianship to help serve the underserved and low-income New Mexican’s who desperately need a guardianship for their loved ones.  https://www.nmddpc.com/guardianship_program I also do private cases for those who do not qualify for services through the Office of Guardianship.  

 

I also have a contract with Advocacy Inc. and serve as a guardian ad litem and youth attorney for children and young adults in the custody of the Children, Youth and Families Department.  https://www.nmadvocacy.org/ 

 

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  My undergraduate degree is in History from Saint Mary’s College, https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/, and I also have a Masters of Science Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point https://www.uwsp.edu/Pages/default.aspx.   

I graduated from the Univerisity of New Mexico School of Law in 2014, http://lawschool.unm.edu/, and shortly thereafter worked for almost three years at the New Mexico Child Support Division as an attorney https://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/Child_Support.aspx.  In 2017 I was accepted into the Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering (ECL) program at the State Bar of New Mexico where I received training and mentorship regarding best practices of small scale law firm management.  https://www.nmbar.org/ECL I graduated from the ECL program in 2019 and am proud to be counted as one of its first alumni. https://www.nmbar.org/Nmstatebar/For_Members/ECL_Alumni.aspx