Salazar, Pia Aurelia Dominguez
Salazar, Pia Aurelia Dominguez
Salazar, Pia Aurelia Dominguez
Salazar, Pia Aurelia Dominguez
Salazar, Pia Aurelia Dominguez
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Pia Aurelia Dominguez Salazar

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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

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

Representative Cases

  • Sunwest Bank of Albuquerque v. Nelson, 125 N.M.170, 1998, New Mexico Court of Appeals

Classes/Seminars

  • "Coming Attractions or Distractions", 18th Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, 04/30/1999
  • "Coming Attractions or Distractions", 22nd Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, 04/25/2003
  • "Opening Statements", A Live Slip/Fall Wrongful Death Jury by Trial, 03/04/2005 to 03/04/2005
  • "Tort Claims Against State Entities", 25th Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, 04/28/2006 to 04/28/2006
  • "Advocacy Advantages: Focus Groups & Juror Bias", New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 01/18/2008 to 01/18/2008
  • "How to Maximize Damages in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit", 01/28/2011 to 01/28/2011

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
  • American Association of Justice Fellow
  • American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

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

Languages

  • Spanish
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