An Accomplished Attorney Representing Clients In All Phases Of Criminal Defense
Lisa Torraco has been a practicing lawyer for 29 years. She is an aggressive and experienced litigator representing clients in both federal and state court. Her practice includes criminal defense investigations, pre-indictment preventative work, criminal appeals and criminal litigation in courts throughout the Southwest. She strives to win. Her practice includes litigation of matters involving murder, kidnapping, racketeering, drug trafficking, habeas corpus matters, and other crimes and appeals. In addition, Lisa Torraco represents individuals and corporations in administrative matters related to criminal prosecutions, such as child abuse, CYFD termination of parental rights and related matters, civil and domestic violence restraining orders, educational discipline matters, and taxation and revenue motor vehicle litigation.
A Former Prosecutor With Experience On Both Sides Of The Courtroom
Before establishing her law firm, Lisa Torraco served for 17 years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of District Attorney in the 1st and 2nd District Attorneys’ offices prosecuting all of the crimes she now defends. As a young prosecutor, she was awarded Prosecutor of the Year in 1993. Lisa was the Senior Managing Attorney in child abuse division in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties, prosecuting child abuse and child sex crimes.
Lisa Torraco has investigated, prosecuted and defended many complex, high-profile cases involving sex trafficking, computer cases, racketeering and other violent crimes. She has tried an uncountable number of jury trial cases in both federal and state court and argued numerous cases on appeal.
A Published Author Recognized For Her Skills
Lisa Torraco earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of New Mexico, graduating cum laude. After earning her Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law, she studied abroad and earned a Certificate of International Criminal Studies through the University of San Diego School of Law in conjunction with the acclaimed Dublin, Ireland’s Trinity School of Law.
Lisa Torraco is a published author, having written and published in local papers and national academic journals as well as contributing to the blog NMLaw. She was also recognized and awarded one of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Women.