Kimberly Brusuelas has been an accomplished attorney in the Albuquerque metropolitan area for over 20 years. Kim earned her law degree from UNM in 1990. In law school she was a National Hispanic Scholar and also a member of the prestigious and award-winning National Moot Court Scholar Team. After law school, she served as an Assistant Public Defender in Albuquerque. During eight years as a public defender Mrs. Brusuelas handled thousands of criminal cases that included everything from minor shoplifting to homicide. In 1997, she moved into private practice specializing in criminal defense and gaining recognition as an experienced trial attorney. She served on the board of the Hispanic Bar Association for several years and was also a longtime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. While not abandoning her expertise in criminal defense, Mrs. Brusuelas now focus on litigating civil matters for the benefit and safety of the people of New Mexico. She is qualified to practice law in all courts across the state including the United States Magistrate and District Courts for the State of New Mexico. She currently holds memberships in the American Association for Justice’s elite Leadership Forum and the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group as well as National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ms. Brusuelas has two daughters and is married to the Honorable Edward Benavidez of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.