“When I tried family law, I just fell in love with it. I really like helping people who have been in terrible relationships get a fresh start.”
Helping People Through Difficult Transitions to a New Life
Whether working with clients on divorce issues such as custody, or assisting with matters like guardianship and adoption, attorney Jensen N. Wallace always strives to give her clients the opportunity to move forward to their best life ahead. Although she prefers to help families negotiate arrangements out of court so that they have the opportunity to find the solutions that work best for their lives, if cooperation is not feasible, she is ready to proceed with litigation to protect her client’s interests.
With three children of her own, Jensen understands the importance of finding custody arrangements that meet everyone’s best interests. She also knows that the approach to developing custody arrangements is just as important as the end result. To protect the children, it is vital to keep conflict to a minimum and to avoid turning children into pawns in their parents’ struggle for power. When conflict becomes unavoidable, however, she is a tenacious advocate for her clients’ rights.
A native of New Mexico, Jensen earned her bachelor’s degree in criminology from Northern Arizona University and worked for a defense law firm before moving to Guatemala for a teaching assignment. Her work in Guatemala reignited her desire to serve the community, and she started studying at the University of New Mexico School of Law immediately on her return. During her years in law school, she earned her certificate in Indian Law and worked in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic. She is also trained as a Peace Circles Facilitator.
Jensen is chair of the New Mexico State Bar Committee for Women and the Legal Profession and is a co-host of the #LawMoms initiative. She is active on the Supreme Court Commission for Equity and Justice and volunteers regularly for pro bono cases.
Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Science in Crimonology
University of New Mexico School of Law
State Bar of New Mexico Family Law Section
Albuquerque Bar Association