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​Practice Areas

​​Cruz Law Office represents clients in diverse areas of the law, including:​

 

CIVIL RIGHTS

​With a broad range of experience in the arena of civil rights litigation, Ms. Cruz has represented various clients in New Mexico's federal district court in cases involving viewpoint based discrimination under the First Amendment, mistreatment of inmates, police misconduct, and sexual abuse of minors.

If you have been victimized on account of misuse of authority by governmental entities or governmental employees/officials, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your physical injuries and other damages.

EMPLOYMENT LAW​​

​Being well-versed in all aspects of employment law, Ms. Cruz has represented employees and employers before administrative agencies and trial courts.  In 2007, she was awarded a Fellowship through the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association.  In 2011, she served as Chair of the Employment and Labor Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico.

With extensive knowledge of state and federal employment law,      Ms. Cruz can assist both employers and employees in resolving employment disputes.

​​FAMILY LAW

​Cruz Law provides practical representation in a wide range of family law matters including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, child support, child custody, paternity, personal protection orders, and post-decree enforcement.   

 

These types of cases can be incredibly difficult and require both compassion and sensitivity.  At the same time, zealous representation is often needed in order to achieve a reasonable resolution to these disputes.  Ms. Cruz  works closely with clients to develop a team oriented approach in an effort to achieve a favorable resolution in domestic relations matters. 

PERSONAL INJURY/

WRONGFUL DEATH

​A claim for personal injury can arise as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, or governmental entity.  With significant experience having represented corporations, governmental entities and their employees, Ms. Cruz now dedicates her practice to representing private individuals in matters involving claims for personal injury. 

Cruz Law can assist you with your claim for personal injury resulting from  an automobile accident, defective products,  medical malpractice, municipal liability, nursing home neglect, premises liability, slip and fall, or wrongful death. 

SCHOOL LAW & LIABILITY

​During the first ten years of her legal career, Ms. Cruz represented school districts and community colleges throughout the state of New Mexico in lawsuits filed in both state and federal courts.  In so doing, she developed an unmatched understanding of how schools and administrators defend themselves against claims for liability.  She represented clients in cases involving civil rights violations, employment disputes, sexual abuse of minors, student-on-student violence, and premises liability.

As a sole practitioner, Ms. Cruz now exclusively focuses on representing children, school employees, and private individuals in cases where schools have caused harm or injury.