“Mą ’íí deeshgíízhíníí nishłį́. Tódich’íí’nii bá shíshchíín. Tó’áhani dashicheii. Hooghan łání dashinálí. I am Coyote Pass People Clan born for Bitter Water Clan. My maternal grandfather’s clan is Near to Water Clan. My paternal grandfather’s clan is Many Hogans Clan.” – Chelsea Garnenez
Chelsea Garnenez is the first face you see when you walk in our office and is the receptionist here at Batley Powers Family Law, P.A. Chelsea has been with Batley Powers a little over two years. Prior to working with us she worked at LoboRESPECT at the University of New Mexico helping students receive support and advocacy services in the aftermath of a crisis — including sexual assault, hazing and hate or bias related incidents. It’s no wonder that one of the reasons she likes working in the field of family law is because she values helping clients who are dealing with very personal issues.
Chelsea’s favorite blog post on the Batley Powers’ website is Should you Hire a Male or Female Attorney written by Randy Powers, Jr. As the receptionist she often hears that question from potential clients and finds that the article provides clients great tips on how to choose the right family law attorney.
In her free time Chelsea volunteers with NM CASA Network (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that provides trained volunteers to advocate in the best interest of children who have been removed from their home due to abuse and neglect.
Chelsea also enjoys relaxing with her dogs and rabbit, exercising, cooking and spending quality time with her family. She was born and raised in Navajo, New Mexico and her favorite vacation spot is back home on the reservation.