Pia Aurelia Dominguez Salazar

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Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Phone:
505-349-4003
888-819-2544
Fax:
505-314-1419
Email:

Pia Salazar has been a New Mexico trial lawyer since 1994, practicing primarily in medical negligence, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability and nursing home litigation. She is an AV (best rating) rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell, a Southwest Superlawyer, ATLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2007-present), Past-President of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (2009-2010), AAJ Leader's Forum, and a member of AAJ.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability-Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death-Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Professional Malpractice Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1997

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science & Communications

Classes/Seminars

  • "Coming Attractions or Distractions", 18th Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, April 30, 1999
  • "Coming Attractions or Distractions", 22nd Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, April 25, 2003
  • "Opening Statements", A Live Slip/Fall Wrongful Death Jury by Trial, March 4, 2005
  • "Tort Claims Against State Entities", 25th Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, April 28, 2006
  • "Advocacy Advantages: Focus Groups & Juror Bias", New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, January 18, 2008
  • "How to Maximize Damages in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit", January 28, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • AAJ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007-Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice, 2010 - Present
  • American Association of Justice Fellow
  • American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2009 - 2010
  • American Association for Justice, Minority Caucus State Delegate, 1998 - 1999
  • American Association for Justice, Ambassador, 2006 - 2007
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Director, 1996 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2002 - 2003
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Nominating Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member
  • Attorney Information Exchange Group, 2000 - 2003
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1996 - Present
  • New Mexico Review Commission, 1996 - Present
  • Civil Practice Specialty Committee
  • New Mexico Civil Practice Specialty Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Leader's Forum, 2003
  • American Association for Justice, Leader's Forum, 2010 - 2011
  • Emerge New Mexico Recruitment Committee, 2010
  • Emerge New Mexico Recruitment Committee, Chair, 2011
  • Emerge New Mexico , Board Member, 2011
  • American Association of Justice, Governor

Past Employment Positions

  • New Mexico Court of Appeals - Clerk Judge Michael Bustamante
  • Durkovich, Martinez & Salazar, Attorney, 1994 - 1996
  • Durkovich, Salazar & Sullivan, Attorney, 1996 - 2004
  • Salazar & Sullivan, 2004 - 2010
  • Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski, 2010 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee, First Choice Health Care, 2003 - 2005
  • Coach, AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization), 2006 - 2008
  • Equal Access to Justice Campaign
  • UNM Mock Trial Participant

Languages

  • Spanish