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Nicole W Moss

Criminal defense Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    My entire career has focused on criminal law. I have handled cases ranging from misdemeanor DWI and domestic violence to securities fraud to first degree murder. My detail oriented and zealous approach yields excellent results for my clients.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Civil rights
    Police misconduct, excessive force, wrongful detention/arrest, jail guard/correction officer misconduct, unlawful search and seizure

    12 years, 25 cases

  3. DUI and DWI

    18 years

Nicole Moss has dedicated her career to zealously pursuing justice for her clients.  As a criminal defense lawyer, Ms. Moss has represented clients on everything from simple traffic offenses to first degree felonies. She has tried over 100 cases before juries around the State of New Mexico and is not afraid of fighting for her clients.

Who polices the police? We do. Ms. Moss's civil cases have included lawsuits against police officers, correctional facilities and local jails, probation and parole officers and more. When law enforcement overstep their authority and violate the constitution, we hold them accountable.

Ms. Moss also represents employees who have been discriminated against by their employers, who are facing unfair and unwarranted discipline or termination, and those who face professional licensure and/or certification issues.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed as a result of someone else's neglect or malfeasance, Ms. Moss can help. She has represented families who have been hurt by drunk drivers, by neglect of governmental agencies, sexual predators and more.

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The Law Office of Nicole W Moss LLC
514 Marble Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM, 87102


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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Out of state dwi
I found myself spending the night in jail after being arrested on suspicion of dwi. Living my life never being arrested and also being out of state created a terrifying position for me to be in. After talking with friends and family I decided to hire an attorney. I saw the reviews online and decided to reach out to Nicole. I am glad I did, she turned out the best case scenario case dismissed. Highly recommended
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Posted by Jeff | October 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Legal Help and Expertise
I contacted Ms. Moss about a legal case I had against myself. From our first meeting she was knowledgable, helpful, and kind. She answered the questions I had without even having to ask them myself. Her knowledge of the New Mexico legal system is vast. She expertly organized a quick defense and we are currently heading to trial and I am confident. During the six months of working with her I have been impressed with her knowledge and demeanor in the court room. All while insuring my rights are not violated while we go through this system. At no point has she ever lied or mislead me on how my case was processing, which may be a first for many lawyers in this town. I would highly recommended her to any relation or stranger off the street. To quote one person I meet who has seen her work over the years "She is scary smart." I couldn't not think of a better way to describe her than that.
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Posted by Al Nieves | June 24, 2015
Trustworthy Attorney
Nicole was my attorney during a difficult work related battle which required I hire an attorney. Nicole was extremely professional, experienced and most importantly caring. It is not easy to find these qualities in any person!!
Posted by Jim | April 14, 2015
Won my case and saved my life!!!
I can't say enough good things about Ms. Moss. She was very knoledgeable, took the time to explain everything to me and always answered my questions. She visited me when I was locked up and kept my family informed of court settings too. She got all the charges dismissed and saved my life from being destroyed by lies.
Posted by Dominic | April 13, 2015
Mrs Moss went above and beyond as my lawyer while handling my court case. She is personable, very knowledgable, and over all a caring and companionate person. These qualities are difficult to come across and very greatful that she was representing me.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2015
Honest, reliable, and all around great attorney!
Nicole and her staff were wonderful to work with. She fought hard for my case and always kept my interests in mind. As a result of her hard work my case got dismissed. When working with her I could tell she was very respected by other attorneys and the Judges. I would recommend her to anyone who needs someone who will fight for them.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Nicole W Moss LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kennedy & Han P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Second Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2011


  • Unniversity of New Mexico
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Columbia University
  • 2001
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998


  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Legal Impact Prosecutor of the Year
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Prosecutor's Division
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Discovery Issues & How to Use Court Rules for Clients Best Advantage
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Nicole
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's an awesome choice for legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Moss is an outstanding attorney, she is smart and zealous in all her chosen practice areas. I have worked cases with her and she is well prepared. I have also been opposing counsel and she has proven to be a formidable opponent. I highly regard her as a person and professional."
Criminal defense
Albuquerque Criminal defense Lawyer Nicole W Moss
Nicole W Moss
Criminal defense Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation