Amber Macías‑Mayo

LAWYER

Phone 505-795-7117
Email amberm@wbmhlaw.com

Amber Macias-Mayo’s experience in Family Law is deep and wide: She is a ‘self-made’ lawyer who started out twenty-five years ago as a legal assistant and worked her way up through the legal profession to become one of the most recognized emerging legal talents in the state. She is one of the key strategists on the WBMH Law team, always dedicated to puzzling out the winning legal approach.

Macias-Mayo is successful in resolving complex, deeply emotional issues through settlement; however, she is also a highly effective litigator, at ease with the precision demanded by litigation, and at home in the courtroom. Her focus is increasingly on the financial aspects of high net worth divorces and child support.

Macias-Mayo’s experience at every level of Family Law has given her a unique perspective and an ability to streamline an organization to better respond to clients and professional partners. WBMH Law clients have immediate and direct access to all documentation concerning their case on a client-portal conceived by Macias-Mayo. Her work ensuring that the massive amount of documentation required in complex cases is seamlessly available enables WBMH Law to more effectively partner with financial and legal professionals in New Mexico or across state lines. Efficient document accessibility has also been a game-changer in cases that are proceeding through the courts remotely.

She has been published in the American Journal of Family Law, was instrumental in the establishment of the Animal Court in Bernalillo County, and has held leadership roles in the New Mexico and National Hispanic Bar Associations. A native New Mexican, Macias-Mayo brings an understanding and a deep appreciation of New Mexico’s culture to the practice.

PUBLICATIONS

American Journal of Family Law, Vol 33-No.2-Summer 2019:
Plowing the Landscape of Terror

American Journal of Family Law, Vol 32-No 3-Fall 2018:
The Link Between Animal and Child Abuse

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association, Family Law Section
State Bar of New Mexico, Family Law Section
Hispanic National Bar Association
New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
Santa Fe Estate Planning Council
Second Judicial District Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of New Mexico

COURT ADMISSIONS

State Courts of New Mexico
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico

EDUCATION

University of New Mexico School of Law, NM, Juris Doctor
University of New Mexico, NM, B.A.

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  • State Bar of New Mexico Family Law Section, Board of Directors, Chair, 2021
  • Albuquerque Business First 40 Under 40 Honoree
  • State Bar of New Mexico Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 2020
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, Vice President, 2017-2018
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Region XV Deputy President, 2015-2017
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, at Large Executive Committee, 2016-2017
  • Solare Collegiate Founding Board Member