Also known as Lee

Lelia Lorraine Hood

Lelia Lorraine Hood

Criminal Defense Attorney
Albuquerque, NM




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About Me

As a criminal defense lawyer, Lee has dedicated her skills to protecting the constitutional rights and liberties of her clients. Before re-locating to New Mexico in 2001, Lee practiced in South Dakota.While serving on various committees and boards, Lee has been a tireless advocate for the rights of accused and convicted persons.Her service on the South Dakota Elections Board resulted in...

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Client Reviews

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Great Lawyer!!

Posted by: Jim over 2 years ago.

Great Lawyer, very patient and great listener, Lelia's expertise in law helped me and my family threw a very tough time. I will always recommend her...

Great Lawyer

Posted by: Gigi almost 3 years ago.

Ms. Hood is a very caring, determined, hark working attorney. She wants justice for her clients and works hard to get them justice. She kept in touch,...
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Showing 2 of 2 peer endorsements

Jennifer Burrill
Jennifer Burrill

Clovis, NM

9 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Lelia is a tireless advocate for her clients. She leaves no stone unturned. I have had the opportunity to witness first-hand the zeal and dedication...
Stephen D Aarons
Stephen Aarons

Santa Fe, NM

Over 3 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I endorse this lawyer. She worked hard to get her innocent client off of death row and back home. Need I say more?
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2005 License Status: Authorized to practice law for the state of New Mexico.
Last updated by Avvo: 04/13/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2004 – present

New Mexico Public Defender, Capital Crimes


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1989 JD - Juris Doctor in Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)

University of South Dakota School of Law


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2014 Board Member

New Mexico Justice


Showing 1 of 8 association entries

1991- present Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

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Showing 2 of 3 publications

2014 You May Be Gone, But Your DNA Lingers On

For the Defense (New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)

2011 Proving Self-Defense: Gunshot Wound Analysis in Crime Scene Reconstruction

The Champion magazine

Speaking Engagements

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2013 Overcoming Child Abuse Allegations

at New Mexico School of Law PD Annual Training

2013 Criminal Defense Practice in American State of New Mexico

at Gjovik, Norway High School Students

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