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Alicia C. Lopez

Alicia C. Lopez

Alicia C. Lopez



500 4th Street NW
Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM 87102


Criminal Defense

Civil Rights Litigation

An Albuquerque native, Alicia joined Rothstein Donatelli LLP in May, 2014.  She plans to focus her practice on criminal defense and civil rights litigation.

Alicia earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she spent much of her time working in three practice-oriented clinics at the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization.  Her clinical experience includes successfully representing asylees from Guinea, Rwanda and Colombia; obtaining a rare grant of asylum for a child seeking asylum alone; winning dismissal of an unlawful reentry indictment brought against a Haitian refugee removed following a drug conviction; and representing indigent clients in various civil matters in superior court.

Alicia also has a B.A. with Highest Honors and an M.A. in English from Stanford University, where she received the Andrew Smith Memorial Essay Prize for her master's thesis, the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Creative Arts for her honors thesis, and the Gordon A. Craig Prize in History.

Alicia most recently served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Judith C. Herrera (2012-2014) and the Honorable Martha Vazquez (2011-2012) of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.  She previously served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Leonard P. Stark of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (2007-2009), following which she spent nearly two years as a litigation associate at a leading Delaware firm, where she took a primary role in writing briefs in complex intellectual property disputes for major corporate clients.


Yale Law School, J.D., 2007

Stanford University, M.A., English, 2001

Stanford University, B.A., Highest Honors, English, 2001



State Bar of New Mexico

U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico


American Association for Justice

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Lawyers Guild

National Police Accountibility Project

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

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