The Lahann Law Firm

Even as a kid, I guess I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up. I loved movies like The Paper Chase, And Justice for All, The Verdict, and of course, To Kill a Mockingbird. These movies appealed to me because they were all about noble heroes who fought for justice; putting everything on the line to help good people fight the system.

I started college with the ultimate goal of going to law school. I finished up my undergraduate degree in 1988 at the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in History and immediately started law school at UNM the very next semester. I graduated from UNM Law in May of 1991 and passed the New Mexico bar that summer.

My first “real job” was in Socorro, New Mexico, where I started as a law clerk for the Seventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The great appeal of starting my career in Socorro was that I could handle a wide variety of cases right off the bat, including felonies. In a bigger city I would have had to spend several years handling misdemeanor cases before ever getting a chance to work on a felony case. Yet there I was, one day after being sworn in to the New Mexico Bar, solely responsible for hearings on two very serious felony cases including a child sex abuse case.

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