Carrillo Law Firm, P.C.

Carrillo Law Firm, P.C.

Business and Litigation Advice from Experienced Lawyers Serving New Mexico and West Texas

Firm Overview

Since the Carrillo Law Firm, P.C. opened in May of 2007, our group of litigators and transaction attorneys have concentrated on insurance defense, civil litigation, business transactions and litigation, employment law, civil rights, real estate, and probate. We offer personal attention from senior lawyers who have, on average, 25+ years of real-world experience in problem-solving and resolution of complex disputes and business-planning problems throughout all of New Mexico and West Texas. When necessary, we have a broad network of contract attorneys and other professional relationships whom we may call upon to meet a client's needs.

When you bring your case to Carrillo Law Firm, P.C., you will always receive the benefit of our:

Focus on business -- Carrillo Law Firm, P.C. is an all-in-one office that handles every type of business law case from litigation to civil rights and banking law. This strong focus on the business world ensures our clients that they are being represented by a team of attorneys who are familiar with their situation.

Extensive experience -- Our attorneys have more than 80 combined years of legal experience, with our senior lawyers averaging 20 years of experience each. This knowledge of business law enables us to give your case the high-quality representation it deserves.

Flexibility -- No matter how simple or complex your problems may be, we welcome the opportunity to work with you on them. From consultation to litigation, we decide the best course of action for you to take.


Civil Litigation
Business Law/Advice
Employment and Labor Law
Civil Rights Defense
Real Estate Law and Litigation
Probate and Trusts
Insurance Litigation
Local Government Law and Government Defense
Land Use (Annexation, Zoning, Subdivision)
Corporate Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Liquor Licensing and Regulation

We also handle Election Law, Appellate Legal Issues and select Plaintiff's Litigation.
Main Office
Main Office
1001 East Lohman
Las Cruces  NM  88001
  • (575) 647-3200
  • (575) 647-1463

Office Information

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
English and Spanish
Trusted business allies
If you are planning to start your own business in New Mexico or West Texas, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and can ensure your success. At the Carrillo Law Firm, P.C., we assist individuals and businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal services, including:
-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Due diligence
-Financial investment counseling
-Contract review and development
-Breach of contract
-Buy-and-sell agreements
-Shareholder disputes

With more than 80 combined years of industry experience, our attorneys are well-prepared to handle business legal issues of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary, the attorneys of Carrillo Law Firm, P.C. work tirelessly in court to defend your rights and to provide the best-possible results for your case.

Realizing your business dreams:
A focus of our firm is helping clients start their own businesses. At Carrillo Law Firm, P.C., we review your business plans and then advise on issues involved in business formation and maintenance including potential liability, corporate entity formation and tax structures. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues. We also look after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and to increase your bottom line.

Helping business owners move forward:
Carrillo Law Firm, P.C. works closely with business owners to ensure that businesses run smoothly. We often negotiate and draft contracts and buy-and-sell agreements, assist with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represent businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. We are also seasoned negotiators and litigators, and we know how to best represent your financial interests successfully resolving your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.

Raul A. Carrillo, Jr.

Senior Managing Attorney

Practice Areas: Insurance Defense, Civil Rights, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation, Corporate Litigation, Election Law

Admitted: 1988, New Mexico

Law School: Harvard University, J.D.

College: University of New Mexico (B.A., magna cum laude, 1985)

Partner, Narvaez Law Firm, P.A., Las Cruces, New Mexico, 20052007. Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, 20032005, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, 20022003, Vice President & General Counsel, 2002, El Paso Electric Company, El Paso, Texas. Partner, Sandenaw, Carrillo & Piazza, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 19962001. Law Office of Raul A. Carrillo, Jr., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1993-1996. Attorney, Browning & Peifer, P.A., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1991-1992. Law Clerk to the Honorable John E. Conway, U.S. District Judge, District of New Mexico, 19881990.

Publications, Writings and Presentations:
Assistant Editor, Natural Resources & Environment Journal, ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Volume 19, Number 4, Winter 2005. "Renewable Energy Requirements and the Commerce Clause," with Everitt Britt, Natural Resources & Environment Journal, ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Volume 19, Number 4, Spring 2005. "Detention Centers Under Siege: Current Issues in Jail/Inmate Litigation," New Mexico Association of Counties, October 31, 2000. "Legal Issues Affecting the Workplace," Seminar, Lone Mountain Archaeological Services, Inc., March 12, 1999. "EEO Update," with James Hautzinger, 1990 Employment Law Workshop for Managers, November 7, 1991. "Veteran's Reemployment Rights," Presentation with Beth Kiovsky, Employer's Legal Update, May 9, 1991. 1990 Employment Law Workshop for Managers, "Employment Claims Under New Mexico Law," with Robert P. Tinnin and Nicholas J. Noeding, November 7, 1990. Harvard Journal on Law & Public Policy, Member, 1987. Harvard Journal on Legislation, Member, 1986.

American Bar Association (Member, 2004 - Present; ABA Section of Environment, Energy & Resources, Editorial Board Member, 2004-2005; Section on Litigation, Member; Section on Labor and Employment Law, Member). State Bar of New Mexico (Member, 1988 - Present; Section on Labor and Employment Law, Member). Doa Ana County Bar Association (Member, 1996-2002, 2007 - Present). New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (1997-2002, 2006-Present). New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association (Member). Judicial Selection Committee, Third Judicial District Court, State of New Mexico (Governor's Appointee, 2008). American Inns of Court, Albert Fountain Chapter (Member, 1996-2002). Defense Research Institute (1999-2002, 2006-2008). Edison Electric Institute Litigation Review Committee (Member, 2004-2005). Associated Electric Companies of Texas (Board Member, 2003-2005). New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners (Grader, 1991). New Mexico Civil Liberties Foundation, 1991. State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division (President, 1990). State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division Newsletter (Editor in Chief, 1989). Uniform Jury Instructions for Civil Cases Committee, Member.

Community Service:
Paso Del Norte Group (Member, 2009-2013). Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce (Member, 2009 - Present). New Mexico LULAC (General Counsel, 2007-2013). Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces (Counsel, 2008-2009). El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Board Member, 2003). Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (Board Member, Chair of Governance Committee, 2004-2005). New Mexico First (Board Member, 20032005). Boy Scouts of America (Troop Committee Chair, 1997-2002). Albuquerque Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (Director, 19901991). New Mexico Bar Foundation (Mock Trial Judge, 19901994, 1997). YMCA of El Paso, Youth Soccer (Booster, 2012 - Present).

Recipient: University of Texas at El Paso, Award for Excellence in Graduate Instruction, 2014. State Bar of New Mexico, Certificate of Honors, 25 Years of Service, 2013. New Mexico LULAC, Outstanding Service Award, 2007. New Mexico Bar Foundation Annual Young Lawyer Award, 1990; State Bar of New Mexico Outstanding Contribution Award, 1990 and 1991.

English and Spanish
  • Harvard University
    Juris Doctorate

Steven L. Lovett

Senior Attorney

Practice Areas:
Corporate Law, Business Law, Commercial Law, Banks and Banking

1999, Texas; 2010, New Mexico

Law School:
St. Mary's College, J.D. (cum laude)

Texas A&M University (B.A., 1996)

State Bar of Texas (Member, Corporate Counsel Section; Member, Business Law Section); State Bar of New Mexico; Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee; Member, Financial Institution Litigation Committee)

Recipient: Undergraduate Research Opportunity Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 1995; and United States Marine Corps Reserve Sergeant E-5, Honorable Discharge, 1999 (National Defense Medal, Humanitarian Aid Medal, Letter of Commendation, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Joint Meritorious Unit Citation)

Corporate Counsel Guides: Practice Basics (1st ed., ABA Publishing, 2013); "A Litigator's Advice to the Client Bank: How the Banking Reform Laws Effect a Bank's Approach to its Litigation Strategies," (Commercial & Business Litigation Newsletter, Spring 2011); Fall 2010; Co-editor for "Circuit Notes" section of the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee (ABA) website - 10th Circuit Court of appeals published opinions; "Statutory Construction: An Instructive Guide for the Appellate Practitioner," (The Appellate Advocate, Vol. XVII, No.1, Summer 2004); "The American Military Legal System," (Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia, 1999 Edition); Contributor for Texas Evidentiary Foundations, 2nd Ed. (1998); and Contributor for Texas Rules of Evidence Manual, 5th Ed. (1998).

Professional History:
Litigation Counsel at John D. Wheeler & Associates, P.C., 2009 to April 2011. Corporate Counsel, President, TAG International, LLC, 20042008. Assistant County Attorney, El Paso, Texas, 20032004. Private Practice, 20002003. Law Clerk, Justice Karen Angelini, Texas 4th Court of Appeals, 19981999. Paralegal, Texas Rural Legal Aid, 1992

Military Service:
Sergeant E-5, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Honorable Discharge, 1999

Spanish (moderate fluency); French (moderate fluency).

Aida Bail Bonds v. State, 105 S.W.3d 749 (Tex. App., El Paso, 2003); Heiringhoff v. State, 130 S.W.3d 117 (Tex. App., El Paso, 2003); In re H.R.C., 153 S.W.3d 266 (Tex. App., El Paso, 2004).
  • St. Mary's College
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude

Steven E. Jones


Practice Areas: Insurance Defense, Civil Rights, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation, and Corporate Litigation.

2008, New Mexico; 2012, District of Columbia; 2013, Maryland

Law School:
Standford University (J.D., 2007)

Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 2004)

Steven E. Jones is a civil litigation associate attorney for Carrillo Law Firm, P.C. He has represented governmental clients, large companies, local businesses, and private parties in state and federal court. He also has worked on a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution activities including arbitration, mediation, direct negotiation, and judicial settlement conferences.

Mr. Jones has experience dealing with U.S. federal agencies on behalf of clients in a variety of contexts, including administrative proceedings, investigations, and litigation involving agencies such as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Mr. Jones routinely handles difficult or complex areas of law, sometimes without clear legal precedent. He has experience participating in large e-discovery projects in multi-district litigation. He has defended class action and multi-plaintiff lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New Mexico Minimum Wage Act.

Mr. Jones is a New Mexico alumni interviewer and recruiter for Harvard College. He has previously served as the Harvard College Schools and Scholarships (Admissions) co-chair for New Mexico, as well as an alumni interviewer for Maryland and for San Mateo County, California.

State Bar of New Mexico; State Bar of the District of Columbia; State Bar of Maryland; and American Bar Association (2008-present).

Ramona J. Martinez


Practice Areas: Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense.

Admitted: 2014, New Mexico.

Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D.

College: University of New Mexico (B.A., 2004), Presidential Scholar

Biography: General Counsel, PDG, Inc., 2016; Associate Trial Attorney, Law Offices of the Public Defender, 2014-2016; Director of Public Affairs, New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority, 2008-2014; Field Director for Ben R. Lujan for Congress, 2012; Legal Clerk, NM Children, Youth & Families Department, 2007-2008; Law Clerk, McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya, and Love, PA, 2006; Law Clerk, The Jones Firm, 2005; Constituent Service Representative, New Mexico Office of the Governor, 2003-2004.

Member: State Bar of New Mexico, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, American Bar Association, and New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Community Service: Albuquerque Community Future Fund Board Member (2013-2014); Help New Mexico CSBG Tripartite Community Advisory Board Member (2013); and 2016 Model for High Heels for Hopes Las Cruces March of Dimes.