Liliana Benitez De Luna

Liliana Benitez De Luna

LILIANA BENITEZ DE LUNA belongs to the firm's litigation group. She focuses her work primarily on creditor rights, employment law, and family law. In her immediate past work as a law student at University of New Mexico, Lily worked with the Economic Justice Legal Clinic managing a caseload of matters involving employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, and business law. She also has experience with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., analyzing and researching legal issues relating to applicable federal regulatoin and assisting in the development of the fifth International Broadband Data Report. Lily served as a summer associate with Sutin, Thayer & Browne in 2016 and 2017, and she clerked with the Honorable Jennifer L. Attrep in the First Judicial District of New Mexico in 2017. She also has served as a law clerk with the Southwest Women's Law Center. She 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

  • 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

  • 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