Robert C. Gutierrez is a native New Mexican who grew up in the farming valley just north of Albuquerque. From 1972 to 1978, he worked as a police aide and corrections officer for the City of Albuquerque while he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of Albuquerque.He obtained his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1979.Bob prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor criminal cases before finding his calling in the law in 1980, when he switched to personal injury and civil litigation. He previously worked the defense side of the table, defending the City of Albuquerque and its employees in tort and civil-rights cases. He represented the Albuquerque Police Department.