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Pia Aurelia Dominguez Salazar - Albuquerque, NM

100 Gold Avenue SWSuite 201 Albuquerque, NM 87102- 3476

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Updated: 03/06/2020

Albuquerque Medical Malpractice Lawyer


Pia Salazar has been a New Mexico trial lawyer since 1994, practicing primarily in medical negligence, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability and nursing home litigation. She is an AV (best rating) rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell, a Southwest Superlawyer, ATLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2007-present), Past-President of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (2009-2010), AAJ Leader's Forum, and a member of AAJ.

About Pia Aurelia Dominguez Salazar


  • Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability-Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death-Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Professional Malpractice Law


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1997

Other Affiliations

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2010 (President)
  • American Association for Justice, 1998 - 1999 (Minority Caucus State Delegate)
  • American Association for Justice, 2006 - 2007 (Ambassador)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association, 1994 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association, 1994 - Present (Member)
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 - Present (Board of Director)
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2003 (Treasurer)
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2010 (Nominating Committee)
  • American Association for Justice (Sustaining Member)
  • Attorney Information Exchange Group, 2000 - 2003
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1996 - Present
  • New Mexico Review Commission, 1996 - Present
  • Civil Practice Specialty Committee
  • New Mexico Civil Practice Specialty Committee
  • American Association for Justice, 2003 (Leader's Forum)
  • American Association for Justice, 2010 - 2011 (Leader's Forum)
  • Emerge New Mexico Recruitment Committee, 2010
  • Emerge New Mexico Recruitment Committee, 2011 (Chair)
  • Emerge New Mexico , 2011 (Board Member)
  • American Association of Justice (Governor)

Classes and Seminars

  • "Coming Attractions or Distractions", 18th Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, April 30, 1999 - Present
  • "Coming Attractions or Distractions", 22nd Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, April 25, 2003 - Present
  • "Opening Statements", A Live Slip/Fall Wrongful Death Jury by Trial, March 4, 2005
  • "Tort Claims Against State Entities", 25th Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, April 28, 2006
  • "Advocacy Advantages: Focus Groups & Juror Bias", New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, January 18, 2008
  • "How to Maximize Damages in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit", January 28, 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee, First Choice Health Care, 2003 - 2005
  • Coach, AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization), 2006 - 2008
  • Equal Access to Justice Campaign
  • UNM Mock Trial Participant

Past Positions

  • New Mexico Court of Appeals - Clerk Judge Michael Bustamante
  • Durkovich, Martinez & Salazar, Attorney, 1994 - 1996
  • Durkovich, Salazar & Sullivan, Attorney, 1996 - 2004
  • Salazar & Sullivan, 2004 - 2010


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1994
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1990
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Political Science & Communications

Office Information


100 Gold Avenue SWSuite 201 Albuquerque, NM 87102- 3476


Other Sources of Feedback About Pia Aurelia Dominguez Salazar

Included on the 2023 Southwest list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southwest Super Lawyers — Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Southwest Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Pia Aurelia Dominguez Salazar on Super Lawyers


  • AAJ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007-Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice, 2010 - Present
  • American Association of Justice Fellow
  • American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012

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