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ALICIA M. SANTOS

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Alicia M. Santos Ms. Santos joined the law firm of O'Brien & Padilla, P.C., in 2005 while obtaining her Bachelor's Degree and clerked with the firm while in law school. Upon obtaining her Juris Doctorate in 2010, Ms. Santos became an associate at O'Brien & Padilla, P.C., and began practicing in the areas of personal injury defense, insurance bad faith, construction defect, commercial liability, and product liability. Ms. Santos' litigation practice puts her on the forefront of the legal issues that are shaping the insurance landscape in New Mexico. Ms. Santos also maintains an active trial practice and has successfully defended many cases through trial. Ms. Santos currently serves on the Editorial Board of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association and sits on the Executive Board of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association.

In 2014, Ms. Santos was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association. Ms. Santos has also been recognized by The Latino American Who's Who for her achievements as a Latina in the legal profession. When Ms. Santos is not vigorously advocating for her clients, she gives back to the community by volunteering her time to causes such as the Veterans Civil Justice Clinic.

Practice Areas
Appellate Practice
Auto and Commercial Liability
Bad Faith
Construction Defect
Products Liability

Awards
Young Lawyer of the Year: 2014 (New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association)
The Latino American Who's Who: 2014

Publications
Untangling the Web: Differentiating Between Raskob and Hovet Claims to Determine
the Proper Scope of Discovery,
Defense News, Fall 2013
Year-Round Opportunities to Help Those in Need Through Volunteer Legal Services,
Defense News, Fall 2013
Sunnyland Farms, Inc. v. Central Electric Cooperation, Inc.: The Dark Side of
Settlement,
Defense News, Winter 2013/2014

Education
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
J.D., Dean's List

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
B.A. Political Science, Cum Laude

Bar Admissions
State of New Mexico

Memberships
New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association — Executive Board member, 2013-present.
New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association — Editorial Board Member, 2012-present.
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
State Bar of New Mexico
Young Lawyers Division of the New Mexico State Bar
American Bar Association
Albuquerque Bar Association

Email Alicia M. Santos at: asantos@obrienlawoffice.com

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
O'BRIEN & PADILLA, P.C.
6000 Indian School Road NE
Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 883-8181
Facsimile: (505) 883-3232

Shareholders
Daniel J. O'Brien *
Richard M. Padilla
Alicia M. Santos
Erica R. Neff *

Associates
Nicholas J. Trost
Devon P. Moody
Kerri L. Allensworth

* Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV