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President/Managing Partner, Carrillo Law Firm, P.C., Las Cruces, NM, 2007-Present.

Professor of Practice in Business Law and Ethics, University of Texas at El Paso, College of Business Administration, El Paso, TX, 2008-Present. Partner, Narvaez Law Firm, P.A., Las Cruces, NM, 2005–2007. Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, 2003–2005, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, 2002–2003, Vice President & General Counsel, 2002, El Paso Electric Company, El Paso, TX. Partner, Sandenaw, Carrillo & Piazza, Las Cruces, NM, 1996–2001. Law Office of Raul A. Carrillo, Jr., Albuquerque, NM, 1993-1996. Attorney, Browning & Peifer, P.A., Albuquerque, NM, 1991-1992. Law Clerk to the Honorable John E. Conway, U.S. District Judge, District of New Mexico, 1988–1990.

Publications, Writings and Presentations:
Mini Law School for HR Professionals“, Seminar, National Business Institute, April 4, 2018.  “Lawyers, Wellness and the Daily Practice“, Seminar, State of New Mexico Risk Management Division – Legal Bureau, November 17, 2017.  “Discipline and the Discharge Essentials“, Seminar, National Business Institute, November 8, 2017.  “Making the Most Out of Mediation“, Seminar, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, October 28, 2016.  “Approaches to Discovery in Employment Litigation”, Seminar, State of New Mexico Risk Management Division – Legal Bureau, November 20, 2015. “Resolving Discovery Disputes“, Seminar, National Business Institute, October 22, 2015. “Human Resource Law From Start to Finish”, Seminar, National Business Institute, May 13, 2015. “Reflections on Litigation Processes and Stakeholders”, Seminar, State of New Mexico Risk Management Division – Legal Bureau, November 21, 2014. “Fundamentals of Employment Law”, Seminar, Sterling Education Services, Inc., October 22, 2014 (Excellent performance rating). “Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know”, Seminar, National Business Institute, July 23, 2014 (100% performance rating). Assistant Editor, Natural Resources & Environment Journal, ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Volume 19, Number 4, Winter 2005.  “Renewable Energy Requirements and the Commerce Clause,” with Everitt Britt, Natural Resources & Environment Journal, ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Volume 19, Number 4, Spring 2005.  “Detention Centers Under Siege: Current Issues in Jail/Inmate Litigation,” New Mexico Association of Counties, October 31, 2000.  “Legal Issues Affecting the Workplace,” Seminar, Lone Mountain Archaeological Services, Inc., March 12, 1999.  “EEO Update,” with James Hautzinger, 1990 Employment Law Workshop for Managers, November 7, 1991.  “Veteran’s Reemployment Rights,” Presentation with Beth Kiovsky, Employer’s Legal Update, May 9, 1991. 1990 Employment Law Workshop for Managers, “Employment Claims Under New Mexico Law,” with Robert P. Tinnin and Nicholas J. Noeding, November 7, 1990.  Harvard Journal on Law & Public Policy, Member, 1987. Harvard Journal on Legislation, Member, 1986.

American Bar Association (Member, 2004 – Present; ABA Section of Environment, Energy & Resources, Editorial Board Member, 2004-2005; Section on Litigation, Member; Section on Labor and Employment Law, Member).  State Bar of New Mexico (Member, 1988 – Present; Section on Labor and Employment Law, Member).  Doña Ana County Bar Association (Member, 1996-2002, 2007 – Present).  New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (1997-2002, 2006-Present).  New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association (Member).  Society for Human Resource Management (Member, 2018).  Judicial Selection Committee, Third Judicial District Court, State of New Mexico (Governor’s Appointee, 2008).  American Inns of Court, Albert Fountain Chapter (Member, 1996-2002).  Defense Research Institute (1999-2002, 2006-2008).  Edison Electric Institute Litigation Review Committee (Member, 2004-2005).  Associated Electric Companies of Texas (Board Member, 2003-2005).  New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners (Grader, 1991). New Mexico Civil Liberties Foundation, 1991.  State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division (President, 1990).  State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division Newsletter (Editor in Chief, 1989).  Uniform Jury Instructions for Civil Cases Committee, Member.

Community Service: 
Paso Del Norte Group (Member, 2009-2013). Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce (Member, 2009 – Present). New Mexico LULAC (General Counsel, 2007-2013). Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces (Counsel, 2008-2009). El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Board Member, 2003). Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (Board Member, Chair of Governance Committee, 2004-2005). New Mexico First (Board Member, 2003–2005). Boy Scouts of America (Troop Committee Chair, 1997-2002). Albuquerque Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (Director, 1990–1991). New Mexico Bar Foundation (Mock Trial Judge, 1990–1994, 1997). YMCA of El Paso, Youth Soccer (Booster, 2012 – 2016).

Recipient: University of Texas at El Paso, Teaching Excellence Award, 2016 and 2017.  University of Texas at El Paso, Award for Excellence in Graduate Instruction, 2014. State Bar of New Mexico, Certificate of Honors, 25 Years of Service, 2013. New Mexico LULAC, Outstanding Service Award, 2007. New Mexico Bar Foundation Annual Young Lawyer Award, 1990; State Bar of New Mexico Outstanding Contribution Award, 1990 and 1991.

English and Spanish

  • 1994, New Mexico
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 1993;
  • University of New Mexico (B.A., 1989)
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law (child custody, visitation and support, adoption, stepparent adoption, and kinship guardianship grandparent visitation)
  • Criminal Law (felony, misdemeanor, probation violations, expungement, and child delinquency)
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law/Litigation
  • Employment and Labor Law/Litigation
  • Corporate/Commercial Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Law
  • 1988, New Mexico
  • Harvard University, J.D., 1988
  • University of New Mexico (B.A., magna cum laude, 1985)