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New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Emeterio was born and raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley. His father was from Escobosa New Mexico, and his mother was born near Tajique, New Mexico. Despite only having a third grade education, his father worked hard to provide for his family. He instilled the value of hard work, and his mother, who only completed 8th grade, instilled a passion for reading and a curiosity for learning. 


  • Juris Doctor University of New Mexico (1995)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice University of New Mexico

  • High School Diploma Rio Grande High School, Albuquerque, NM.


Professional Associations:

  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Trial Lawyers Association

  • Hispanic Bar Association


  • Licensed in the New Mexico State Courts

  • Licensed in the United States Court for the District of New Mexico

  • Licensed in the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit


Community Service:

  • San Juan College Labor Relations Board Member

  • Boys and Girls Club

  • Volunteer Mock Trial judge

  • Speaker at Elementary and Middle Schools for Constitution Day

  • Volunteer at Metro Court and District Court Legal Clinics

  • Past member of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission.

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