Liliana Benitez De Luna

Liliana Benitez De Luna

Liliana Benitez De Luna is a member of the Firm's litigation group. She focuses her work primarily on personal injury litigation, creditor rights, employment law, and family law. Lily represents businesses in employer/employee disputes before the Human Rights Commission, the EEOC, and in general litigation. She also represents clients in collateral-recovery actions, and in consumer claims for alleged fraud, and violations of the Unfair Trade Practices Act. In her family law practice, she represents clients in divorce, and child custody and time sharing cases. Lily is fluent in Spanish.

Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2018
  • Navajo Nation, 2019

Education

  • University of New Mexico Law School, 2018, J.D.
  • University of New Mexico, 2014, B.A. in journalism and mass communications, B.A. in Spanish

Publications & Speeches

  • "Preparing to Re-Open in a Pandemic: When and How to Bring Back Employees," May 19, 2020. Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico Virtual Conference. With Benjamin E. Thomas, Sutin, Thayer & Browne.
  • Fifth International Broadband Data Report, assisted in the development

Recognitions

  • University of New Mexico School of Law Clinical Honors Award
  • ABA/BNA Employment and Labor Law Award
  • Peggy Ann Hutchinson Memorial Scholar
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholar
  • Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham 2014 Youth Excellence Award

Professional & Community Involvement

  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Law Clerk, the Honorable Jennifer L. Attrep, First Judicial District of New Mexico
  • Law Clerk, Southwest Women's Law Center
  • Externship, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C. Assisted on the Fifth International Broadband Data Report
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Council Member
  • GPSA Legislative Steering Committee Chair
  • Mexican American Law Student Association Mentorship Chair
  • The Law School Admission Council
  • Discover Law Committee Member
  • Women’s Law Caucus Member
  • AmeriCorps National Service, 2011-2014