Lauren E. Riley practices in all aspects of family law, divorce, custody, child support, kinship-guardianship, and divorce modification. She obtained her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Lauren also received advanced training in collaborative divorce representation.
Passionate about becoming a better advocate for all New Mexicans, Ms. Riley has devoted her undergraduate work and legal services to this purpose. Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Colorado State University. After college, she worked as a social worker in New Castle, Pennsylvania, serving disabled individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. Missing the mountains and green chile, Lauren moved back to her home state of New Mexico where she began working at New Mexico AIDS Services as the Housing and Program Manager. The grants she managed provided housing assistance to clients facing homelessness across the state.
While in law school, Lauren served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Tribal Law Journal and Vice President of the Association for Public Interest Law. Upon receiving her Juris Doctorate, Lauren was awarded the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award and the Dean’s Award, honoring her for her outstanding contributions to the law school community.
Lauren currently serves as the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division District Representative for New Mexico and Arizona. In this position, she coordinates Disaster Legal Service programs in partnership with FEMA and acts as a liaison for NM and AZ to the ABA to ensure the state’s lawyers have access to resources and information provided by the ABA. She also serves as the New Mexico State Bar Family Law Section Liaison to the Young Lawyers Division. Lauren is also on the board of Wesley Kids Early Education Center.
Lauren Riley’s vast experience focusing on the needs of New Mexicans combined with her legal expertise enable her to advocate strongly for our clients. She is committed to understanding the unique needs of each client and providing them with effective legal representation.
Colorado State University
Bachelor of Art in Social Work
University of New Mexico School of Law
Qualifications & Awards
Clinical Legal Education Association
Outstanding Student Award
State Bar of New Mexico Family Law Section
Albuquerque Bar Association
What My Clients Say
Throughout the long complicated process, Lauren remained sensitive to minimizing my costs.C.I.