S. Carolyn Ramos



  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Middlebury College, B.A.,1993


  • New Mexico
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • Board of Directors, ALFA International
  • Member, Trucking Defense Industry Association (TIDA)
  • Member, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, New Mexico Medical Review Panel
  • Member/Secretary, Strategic Planning Committee – Sandia Preparatory School
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Past President/Board Member, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair, State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division
  • Past President, State Bar of New Mexico Lawyers’ Leadership Institute
  • Trustee and Fellow, Middlebury College (2009-2014)


I was born and raised in New York City and am a die-hard Yankee fan. I am fluent in Spanish and prior to entering law school, I was a Teach For America Corps Member, teaching bilingual elementary school in Washington, D.C. Now, my litigation and trial practice focuses on the defense of catastrophic personal injury cases.

I am honored to have earned the preeminent AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, be recognized by Best Lawyers in America and named a Southwest Super Lawyer.

Most recently, my colleagues presented me with the 2018 New Mexico Defense Lawyer of the Year Award.

I am also a passionate baseball mom, home cook, salsa music enthusiast and self-proclaimed wine connoisseur!


Super Lawyer 2021 Martindale-Hubble Distinguished 2020Best Lawyers 2021