The WBMH Team
“Every member brings a particular skill set and experience to the team, but all share in being intelligent, ethical, creative thinkers who are passionate about the law. Our complex cases demand knowledge of existing law, the imagination to puzzle out a path to the desired result, and the tenacity and logistical competencies to achieve it. I am proud to work with exceptional individuals who, together, are wholly up to the challenge.” — David Walther
At WBMH, Josephine handles the firm’s financial activities, including A/P, A/R and banking. She has always “liked the math” of finance and enjoys investigating, puzzle solving and streamlining financial processes. After years of progressive bookkeeping and accounting experience in medical services and banking, Josephine finally found her niche in law several years ago. She appreciates working in family law and enjoys the team atmosphere at WBMH, where doing her job well has a direct impact on the smooth functioning of the firm.
Anita L. Saavedra
“During over 30 years in family law, I’ve had the opportunity to work for some of the best lawyers in the field. The knowledge gained from the caliber of attorney I have had the privilege of working with has been invaluable.”
A life-long New Mexico resident and UNM graduate, Anita is one of a handful of New Mexico paralegals perfectly at ease with the more challenging aspects of a client’s marital estate. Her ability to navigate and analyze complex financial documents is a skill set critical to her work at WBMH.
Jolene M. Lujan
Jolene is a native New Mexican, whose experience in environmental law honed both her analytical skills and her ability to track important aspects of cases, while her experience in criminal law taught her the importance of trial preparation and the organization and knowledge of difficult cases. Both skill sets serve her well for the complex cases at WBMH. Jolene’s decision to move to family law stems from her belief that family law will enable her to have a greater positive influence on people’s lives.
Kate is a natural caregiver. She believes compassion for those going through difficult passages is critical, especially in professions like family law. Besides empathy, Kate brings an arsenal of talents to her paralegal career, including strong organizational skills and an innate capability for problem solving.
Kate is a bona fide self-starter. She worked full time while pursuing her paralegal degree, built her own syllabus for a course she taught at SF Community College and works constantly to expand her professional skills.
She is a native of Santa Fe and loves the city’s art and food.
Linda Kelly (Kelly)
Kelly’s paralegal experience in multiple states and in the high-volume documentation of insurance defense litigation have prepared her well for the complex family law cases at WBMH. According to Kelly “detailed document inspection and review are essential for getting the right document precisely where and when it’s needed”. During her 25 years as a paralegal, Kelly has mastered the art.
After working in Colorado, California, Florida and Oklahoma, Kelly is happy to be back in New Mexico. Offered the chance to work in the stimulating atmosphere at WBMH, Kelly came out of retirement to work three days a week.
Gloria knows that she is often the first contact a client has with WBMH and she strives to make the experience pleasant. With many years of business experience, she understands that discretion is important, especially for family law clients. She takes care in the details, such as seeing to it that clients move quickly from the reception area to their meeting or to a conference room, or that telephone “hold-time” is kept to a minimum.
Gloria is a native New Mexican. She has lived in several small Northern New Mexico communities, yet has always chosen to work in Santa Fe.
Serena will graduate from UNM School of Law in 2019 and has been a law clerk with WBMH starting in 2017. She has an undergraduate degree in sociology and a passion for how the law and society interact. While fascinated by civil law, Serena has found that family law is where the law makes the largest personal difference in people’s lives. Individuals interacting with family law are often at a critical juncture in their lives. Serena looks forward to helping clients, especially those with children, make good choices that will provide them and their family with a solid base to begin the next phase of their lives.