Vanessa graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2005. Shortly after, she continued her education and graduated from the Dona Ana Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2009. Vanessa is also a member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico.
Vanessa has been employed as a paralegal with our team since Watson Smith opened its doors in 2008. As a paralegal, Vanessa is responsible for assisting the attorneys throughout the entire legal process. Her job entails, but is not limited to, drafting correspondence to clients and opposing counsel, legal research, drafting pleadings and discovery, review and organization of discovery, and trial assistance.
In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her children and her husband whether at home or out and about. She also enjoys reading, motorcycle rides with her husband, and going fishing.