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Lisa Torraco - Albuquerque, NM

823 Gold SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Updated: 08/08/2023

Albuquerque Criminal Defense Investigations Lawyer


During her time at the District Attorney's office the Prosecutors Section of the New Mexico State Bar Association awarded Torraco "New Prosecutor of the Year" in 1993. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Prosecutor Section of the New Mexico Bar Association from 1993 -1996. She served as a special prosecutor for the Second Judicial District, from 1996 to 2006.

Lisa Torraco is devoted to criminal justice reform...

About Lisa Torraco

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney/Owner , since 1996


  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense Investigations
  • Pre-Indictment Preventative Work
  • Criminal Appeals and Criminal Litigation


Classes and Seminars

  • Judicial Education Center, Metropolitan and District Court Judges , 2006 - Present
  • Guest Instructor - Prosecution Misconduct, District Attorney Conference - Prosecution Misconduct, 2006 - Present
  • Guest Instructor - Training, Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office Training, 2006 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • "Right on Crime" movement, Participant
  • Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee, Co-chair, 2013 - 2014

Past Positions

  • Office of the District Attorney in the 1st and 2nd District Attorneys Offices , Assistant District Attorney
  • Child Abuse Division in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties, Senior Managing Attorney
  • New Mexico State Senate, Senator, 2013 - 2017
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1996 - 2006


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    Honors: Certificate of International Criminal Studies
  • University of New Mexico
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Economics


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823 Gold SW Albuquerque, NM 87102



  • Awarded the Governor's Award for Outstanding Women, By Bruce King, Governor , 1991 - Present
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Award , 1991 - Present
  • Awarded New Prosecutor of the Year, by the New Mexico Bar Association , 1993 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Prosecutors Section of the New Mexico Bar Association , 1993 - 1996
  • Certification of Appreciation, New Mexico Supreme Court for work on the Civil Rules Committee - Domestic Violence forms and rules, 2000 - Present
  • Keynote speaker New Mexico Bail Bondsman annual conference , 2013 - 2014
  • Keynote speaker National Conference of Municipal Judges, 2015 - Present

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