Lucero, Amalia Skogen Esq.
Amalia S Lucero

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Biography

 

Mrs. Lucero has been practicing Plaintiff's personal injury law for twenty-one years.

Amalia graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1999, where she was a member of the National UNM Moot Court Team, and UNM National Criminal Mock Trial Team.  During her training she also worked as a clerk for the United States Attorney, United States Federal District Judge LeRoy Hansen, and was an observer at the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings in South Africa. In 1999, following graduation from law school, Mrs. Lucero went to work as a law clerk for the Chief Justice Pamela B. Minizer of the New Mexico Supreme Court, the first female Chief Justice for the Court.  Upon completion of her clerkship, she went to work for the firm known as Vigil & Vigil.  In 2005, she left to work for the Vigil Law Firm, and then in 2009, she became partner at Vigil & Lucero.  The firm changed to Curtis & Lucero and she remained a partner until May of 2019.  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 was copy editor for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Journal for several years.

In May of 2019, Amalia left to form her own firm, the Law Offices of Amalia S. Lucero, LLC.

Amalia lives with her husband Michael and three children, Bella, Dante, and Michael in Placitas, New Mexico.

 

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude in General Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Classes & Seminars

  • NMTLA Tort Update, April 2010-Statute of Limitations-Update
  • NMTLA Subrogation Law Update, 2007
  • NMTLA Evidence Handbook- assisted in the revisions made in 2004-2005

Past Positions

  • Chief Justice Pamela Minzner, Supreme Court of New Mexico, Clerk, 1999 to 2000
  • Vigil & Vigil Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 2000 to 2005

Published Works

  • Copy Editor for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Journal 2009-present
  • NMTLA Litigation Series- Editor & Author

Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice, 2000 to Present
  • Inn of Courts, Member, 1999 to 2003

Bar Admissions

  • 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

Honors

  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa
  • The National Trial Layers-Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • Whose Who
  • Super Lawyers

Representative Cases

  • Spencer v. Health Force, 137 N.M. 64, 107 P.3d 504, 2005, NMSC 2

Appellate Decisions

  • Estate of Brice v. Toyota Motor Corp., 2016-NMSC-018, 373 P.3d 977
  • Spencer v. Health Force; 137 N.M. 64, 2005 NMSC 2, 107 P.3d 504,
  • Sloan v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. (In re Sloan), 2004-NMSC-004, 135 N.M. 106, 85 P.3d 230
  • Wirth v. Sun Healthcare Grp., Inc., 2017-NMCA-007, 389 P.3d 295
  • Herald v. Bd. of Regents of the Univ. of N.M., 2015-NMCA-104, 357 P.3d 438
  • Estate of Lajeuenesse v. Bd. of Regents, 2013-NMCA-004, 292 P.3d 485
  • Merino v. N.M. Med. Review Comm’n, 2012 N.M. App. Unpub. LEXIS 70 (Ct. App. Feb. 21, 2012)
  • Estate of Cummings v. United States, 651 Fed. Appx. 822 (10th Cir. 2016)
  • Smith v. Aztec Well Servicing Co., 462 F.3d 1274 (10th Cir. 2006)
  • Sloan v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 360 F.3d 1220 (10th Cir. 2004)