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Martin Lopez, III

Martin Lopez, III, American lawyer. Bar: New Mexico 1979, United States District Court New Mexico 1980, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982, United States Court Claims 1983, United States Tax Court 1984, District of Columbia 1985, United States Court Appeals (4th and 9th circuits) 1996. Recipient Alumni award University New Mexico, 1972.

Background

  • III, Martin Lopez, was born on June 20, 1954 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States. Son of Abenicio Rafael and Angelina Cordelia (Griego) L.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University New Mexico, 1976. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1979. Master of Public Administration, University New Mexico, 1982.

      Master of Business Administration, University New Mexico, 1989.

    Career

    • Legal intern property tax department State of New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1977. Legal intern Public Defender Service, Washington, 1977-1978, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, 1978-1979. Assistant public defender State of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1979-1982, assistant attorney general, 1982-1984.

      Partner, director firm Lopez & Lopez, Professional Corporation, 1984-1986. Partner Lopez, Lopez & Jaffe, Professional Corporation, 1986-1987. Private practice, since 1988.

      Member New Mexico Bar Examiners, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New Mexico 1979, United States District Court New Mexico 1980, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982, United States Court Claims 1983, United States Tax Court 1984, District of Columbia 1985, United States Court Appeals (4th and 9th circuits) 1996.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Past president Alternative House, Inc. Past president, St. Mary's School Board, 1990-1997. Vice president, president St. Pius X High School advisory school board, since 1999.

    Member council Holy Rosary Parish, 1991-1998. Member citizens' advisory group City of Albuquerque, 1992-1994. Graduate Leadership Albuquerque, 1994.

    Member American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, New Mexico State Bar Association, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Greater Albuqerque Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque Junior Chamber of Commerce, Socorro County Chamber of C., Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Alpha Alpha, Phi Alpha Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Crawford, August 5, 1978. Children: Alisa Angelina Maria, Martin IV.
    • father: Abenicio Rafael L.
    • mother: Angelina Cordelia (Griego) L.
    • spouse: Elizabeth Crawford
    • children: Alisa Angelina Maria III
    • Martin IV III
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    Born June 20, 1954
    (age 63)
    Nationality

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