Hire The Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney You Need

For clients facing serious criminal misdemeanor or felony charges, attorney Lisa Torraco provides aggressive, strategic criminal defense services. She is a well-respected former prosecutor and former State Senator who can skillfully guide clients through New Mexico’s complicated criminal justice system.

Protecting Client Rights Throughout New Mexico

At Your Side In State And Federal  Courts

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

From juvenile law to grand jury investigations, defending clients against serious state and federal criminal charges.

Weapons Charges

Weapons Charges

Using a weapon is not always a crime. Lisa Torraco defends clients contending with a full range of firearms charges.

Gun Rights FAQ

Gun Rights FAQ

Preserve your Second Amendment rights by reading this refresher on the laws surrounding gun ownership.

Consulting Services

Consulting Services

Lisa Torraco’s experiences enforcing the law as a prosecutor, making laws as a state senator and defending clients charged with breaking the law as a defense attorney make her an ideal choice when you need guidance as an attorney.

100% Criminal Defense, 100% Of The Time

Lisa Torraco, founder of Lisa Torraco Law, is a criminal law defense attorney.  She has been practicing criminal law for over 30 years. Ms. Torraco works her cases with a different approach than many other criminal law practitioners.  Her practice is narrowly focused on criminal defense, but it includes a wide range of cases.  She handles complex cases involving murder, kidnapping, racketeering, drug trafficking and other serious criminal allegations and she also represents clients in more straightforward cases such as misdemeanors and simple battery.

Ms. Torraco handles each case with completeness and attention to detail. Once you hire her, you are welcomed into the Torraco Law family and you are treated as if you are the only case on her caseload. She takes each case with the sole goal of exonerating the client. Each case is treated as if it is her only case. Her focus is always on winning and achieving the best outcomes for her clients. 

Since each case is different, her approach to every case is different as well. You can be assured that she will thoroughly evaluate your case. She will come up with a strategy to attack the case. She employs defense investigators, expert witnesses and other consultants to attack the weakness in the state’s case. No issue will go unevaluated. She analyzes every aspect and she will work with you to present your defense in the most understandable and reasonable manner to get the verdict you deserve.   


A Staunch Advocate For Gun Owners

As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and a former New Mexico State Senator, Lisa Torraco is a prominent defender of the Second Amendment. As a State Senator, Ms. Torraco was rated A+ by the NRA, which rates state and federal lawmakers on their support for pro-gun legislation.

As a criminal defense attorney, she will fight tenaciously to ensure your right to protect yourself and your family. She takes great pride in her record of success representing clients accused of gun crimes and does not shy away from difficult cases involving firearms.

Understanding The Law From All Sides

Ms. Torraco’s professional experiences have strengthened her ability as a criminal defense lawyer. She is a former prosecutor with a solid background in public service. She served for four years as a State Senator in New Mexico, where she was a leader in criminal justice reforms. Her work in the State Senate earned her a New Mexico Common Cause Good Government Award.

As a former adjunct law professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, she also remains active in higher education, mentoring law students and teaching. She is frequently sought by other criminal defense attorneys as a mentor or a consultant for legal strategies.

Talk To One Of The Southwest’s Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys

In The News

Young Man Acquitted Of Murder In Downtown Shootings

A 2020 case where jurors found an Albuquerque man not guilty of seven counts of felony after weighing the evidence for two hours.


Torraco Wins In Dismissing 2 First Degree Counts Against A Former Louisiana Sheriff In A Sex Abuse Case

Ms. Torraco fought aggressively through filing of many motions and ultimately convinced the Court to dismiss the 2 counts of of first-degree criminal sexual penetration, each count carrying a penalty of 18 years.  

The Cold Gun And The Movie Set

Lisa Torraco is one of several attorneys involved in a high-profile case involving a shooting on the set of the movie “Rust.”

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