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Glenn Smith Valdez

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

5.0   355 reviews

also known as TicketFox.com

  • State Years
    New Mexico - NM 28 years
    Colorado - CO 26 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NM
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Glenn

Learn Glenn’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    95%
    I am the most experienced traffic ticket attorney in the state of New Mexico. I represent drivers throughout the state in traffic related matters including speeding and other traffic violations, including warrants and driver's license suspensions. When you have been charged with a traffic offense in New Mexico, I am the lawyer you need in you corner. My highly trained and experienced staff are ready to answer any questions you may have. Call us today for help,with your New Mexico traffic case.

    29 years

  2. Criminal defense
    5%
    I have successfully represented clients accused in criminal matters for over 25 years. From cases as simple as shoplifting to as complex as homicide, sexual assault and vehicular homicide. Remember a good lawyer can help, a great lawyer can win.

    29 years

FIGHTER: N. 1. ONE WHO FIGHTS. 2. SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT GIVE UP. 3. ONE WHO ENGAGES IN BATTLE.

“A GOOD LAWYER CAN HELP, A GREAT LAWYER CAN WIN”

Glenn was born and raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley, an area known both for its rural farms and rough neighborhoods. It was against this backdrop that Glenn learned about conflict and competition, developing the fighting instincts that would serve him so well in his legal career.

On the day after his expulsion from Rio Grande High School at 16, Glenn visited a Navy recruiting station, where the recruiters were less than enthusiastic about a 16-year-old prospect with no high school diploma. Glenn walked next door to the United States Marine Corps Station where, after giving him an aptitude test, they were more than happy to welcome him into their ranks. Glenn began working with his recruiter that day and on the first business day following his 17th birthday, took his oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Glenn’s four-year Marine Corps tour took him far from the South Valley; from cold weather training in Cold Lake Canada, to deployments to Iwakuni and Okinawa, Japan. While stationed stateside in California, Glenn began his college education after earning a GED. Becoming a Marine not only gave Glenn the opportunity to travel the world, it helped him learn the values of discipline and education.

After the Marines, Glenn returned to the South Valley and enrolled at the University or New Mexico, earning his BA and Law Degrees. Glenn worked his way through UNM, by life guarding, stints as a bouncer at bars around Albuquerque and breeding and showing American Pit Bull Terriers. Glenn actually paid for an entire semester of law school by selling a litter of pit bull puppies.

Glenn excelled in law school and, along with 12 others, became the first to complete the Law School curriculum in 2 1/2, rather than the usual 3 years. On May 21st, 1996, he again took an oath to support the Constitution. Glenn opened his own law office immediately, starting a private practice in the spare bedroom of his South Valley home.

After all these years, Glenn has a record he is proud of, providing the experienced consultation and aggressive representation that has benefited client after client. But it isn't just the number of years he has been a lawyer, or the number of clients that he has helped that make him the lawyer you need, it's results like these >>

Glenn has a simple explanation for his success, he loves being a lawyer and he loves representing the underdog. He has taken the things his life and work taught him about fighting, discipline, loyalty, and protecting others and combined it with the tenacity and fearlessness of the Pit Bulls he loves and found his true calling, an advocate and advisor that you would want in your corner when things look their worst.

 

Location

Law Office of Glenn Smith Valdez
1650 Camino Del Valle SW
Albuquerque, NM, 87105

Reviews

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Posted by Dennis | July 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved Me.
Mr Valdez came through for me and protected my license so that I have no points and no violations and most of all. they have excellent communication skills and very prompt I am very thankful for the outcome that I have received and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Outstanding results!! I will definently use him again! He was able to get me out if my ticket with ease. With out question he is a life saver! Especially when my livelihood is dependant on getting out of the ticket!!! He came through!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful dad
My 16 year old son recently got a rather severe speeding ticket. I did not know an attorney here local, I read a few reviews and decided to call Glenn. Best decision I have made when it comes to legal help. He was able to save my son from loosing his license! Thank You Glenn !
Posted by Chris | June 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket dismissal
Glenn Smith Valdez did a great job handling my speeding ticket. Although I had hoped to get deferred adjudication, he got the entire ticket dismissed. Super happy with the result and nothing on my driving record!
Posted by Sheral | February 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Outcome
I am an attorney in Texas and recommended Mr. Valdez to one of my clients by reading the Avvo reviews. I am glad I did as my client is very happy with this attorney and his staff, who can handle your ticket issue electronically, making is so easy and painless. His fees are very reasonable and most matters can be handled by Mr. Valdez without the need for your appearance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2022
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Fantastic! Ticket Dismissed
I received a Ticket for something I didn't do, I worried that I would lose my license, insurance would go up etc., Glenn Valdez and his team worked diligently to assure me not to worry and worked hard to have the ticket dismissed which he did. They will keep in contact and constantly update and educate you through the whole process so you never feel like you're alone as they are there! I highly recommend the Law Offices of Glenn Smith Valdez for all your Legal needs! I want to thank them!
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
After a speeding ticket, found Attorney Valdez online. Within 15 minutes of submitting a request for legal services, he personally called me. Due to his help, the ticket ended up being thrown out of court. Very thankful for his great services
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
I hired the Valdez law firm to represent my traffic case. They did a great job of getting my case dismissed. I am very happy to have hired them. If ever I would need an attorney again. I would definitely hire them again.
Posted by Albert Icaza | June 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Italian CDL OTR Appreciation:
In february 2020 I got an essagerated speeding citation doing 55 miles-an-hour in a 45 mile-an-hour Zone. Thank God I found Mr Glenn Smith Valdez, He and His law firm team have gotten dismissed for me. This ticket I got was very harmful for my trucker carriere and it could have taken my driver's license points, harm my DOT CDL records, future employments, it also carried a fine on top of that. Lawyer Glenn Valdez also find an Italian-English interpreter to be sure I bern able to understand and follow properly the process. Another significant action Lawyer Valdez do was to request my right to have a fair Court's decisions after the officer promise to do not dismiss or discuss my charges, So he really fought for me until the end. The result was the early case rescission by the judge as NO Guilty and the fine was also dropped . I highly recommend Glenn Smith Valdez, to Drivers and everyone how need an accurate and knowledgeable attorney. God forbid I get another traffic citation, but if this happen I'll call Attorney Glenn Smith Valdez, will be the first phone call I will make. I want to say thank You again attorney Valdez for the wise way that handled all of my case. Great blessing to me. Absolutely big miracle, forever grateful !
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
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Sticky Situation
As with most reviews, I was skeptical about the amount of great feedback Mr. Valdez and his team had received. One phone call and a quick consultation later, I am very thankful that I had Mr. Valdez and his team in my corner after I've been handed a careless driving ticket after my auto accident. My situation was a confusing one and Mr. Valdez and his team made sure everything was taken care of. I honestly did not lift a finger because Mr. Valdez and his team took care of everything. They informed me of my court dates, requested that I do not need to appear, and reassured me everything will be okay in a time where I was facing charges of jail time and hefty fines. He took my case and blew my expectations of out the water. My ticket was dismissed, with no fines to pay as long as I drove squeaky clean for 90 days after the first initial court date. I am very glad I hired Mr. Valdez and his team. Money was a bit tight for me but we were able to work out a payment plan and I am so glad they were willing to work with me during a stressful time in my life. Do not hesitate. Call Mr. Valdez if you want everything handled with the utmost care and professionalism. Also, I am not from the State of New Mexico but I happened to be in the state when my auto accident occurred. If 5 stars wasn't enough, I would give him and his team 10.
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Posted by Robbie C. | April 14, 2021
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Outstanding Service and Professionalism
Glenn handled a traffic violation for me. His office staff maintained contact with me throughout the process. Staff was professional, timely, and answered all of my questions / concerns. Glenn actually called me personally about 10 minutes after the case disposition (case was dismissed). Can't say enough good things about my experience. Great job, Marine...
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Posted by Waleed | April 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very excellent lawyers
I was lucky to let this office take care of my case. They did a great job that led to the dismissal of the case, which has been in the court for almost 5 years without knowing about it. They were great at communicating and letting me know what is going on until the dismissal of the case. Thanks for everyone in theier team.
Posted by Audre | April 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best
Had such an easy and great experience with Valdez and his team. They kept me updated and on track to where I needed to be in my case. It was well worth the price to keep the ticket off my record and my insurance. Especially during COVID, what might have been an even more stressful situation was all so well handled.
Posted by Mya | March 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I was ticketed on my way to work in the ABQ area. Mr. Valdez and his office were all very professional and super helpful. After a few weeks, I got an email from the office saying that my case had been dismissed. Working with Mr. Valdez has been great, all from the type of communication, attentiveness, and then the outcome of the case. I do 100% recommend hiring Mr. Valdez and his team if you need help.
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Posted by Taimour | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top lawyer in ABQ!
I got 2 traffic tickets in Santa Rosa while I was commuting to ABQ for work, I hired Mr. Glen Valdez law services to help me get the tickets dismissed. It was the best decision I made! They helped and guided me through the whole process. Thanks to Mr. Valdez for helping me getting my court appearance waived. It was good overall experience! Thanks again for making the process very smooth!
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Posted by Roman | March 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I work with this lawyer I have great experience with him
I work with this lawyer I have great experience with him. He won my case in court
Posted by Emi | February 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond awesome experience! Case dismissed
Could not be happier. Ridiculous b.s. speeding ticket (claimed i was doing 90+ mph!!) Mr Valdez was able to get the case dismissed and my license suspension lifted in just a few short weeks. Chelsea is so helpful and keeps you updated on the process. Fees were very reasonable to keep my driving record crystal clear like its been past 30 years. Worth every penny !!! Hire them !!
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Posted by John | January 22, 2021
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Excellent Customer Service
I received a citation traveling up Montgomery for 51 mph in a 40 mph zone. I called Glenn’s office the next day, paid my lawyer fees and they handled the rest. This was about 3 weeks ago and today they sent me a dismissal from the judge. They do all the work for you. All I had to do was a couple phone calls with them and pay my fees. They live up to their reputation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
Very responsive, I never had to follow up because they always followed up with me first
Posted by Lino | January 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Speeding
This is the second time I’ve hired Mr. Valdez . My citation was for doing 19mph over and he got it dismissed. I recommend him 100%
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Valdez Law Office
  • 1996 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor (Mock Trial)
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Law
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Corporal
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1980 - 1984

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of New Mexico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Joshua T.
  • Not Guilty Verdict after less than 15 minutes of Jury Deliberations
  • State v. Michael Z.
  • Jury Verdict of Not Guilty: Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon x2 , Kidnapping, Child Abuse x 2, Tampering with Evidence
  • State v. J. M.
  • Jury Verdicts of Not Guilty of DWI/DUI & Failure to Maintain a Traffic Lane
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindal-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindal-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindal-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 3rd Place National Mock Trial Competition
  • 2001
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Award for Excellence in Criminal Defense
  • 1996
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 3rd Place National Mock Trial Competition
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Glenn is known to be a stellar criminal defense, DUI attorney. He works hard for his clients to achieve the best outcome. Glenn will give it his all! I have been referring friends and family to him for almost 20 years."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Glenn is an accomplished trial attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is a master of jury and bench trials. He has devastated witnesses with his cross examinations at trial but done so with such finesse and skill that they have asked for his business card - in case they ever need a great lawyer. I have deep respect for Glenn, his professional prowess, and his compassionate representation of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Glen is an excellent attorney and one of the best advocates I know. He is passionate and aggressively defends the rights of his clients. He is an excellent choice of attorney for any criminal defense case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Glenn is an excellent criminal defense attorney who goes to the mat for his clients. I have been referring all of my clients who require a criminal defense attorney to Glenn for the past 18 years. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Valdez fights hard for his clients and gets great results! He is a terrific trial attorney and great at thinking outside the box."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"Glenn is the utmost professional. A family member from out of state needed local New Mexico counsel to deal with a matter and was fortunate to have Glenn represent him. Glenn is extremely knowledgeable and provided a clear understanding of the case and the likelihood of the outcome of the case. The case was dismissed, just as Glenn explained was the most probable outcome based on the facts. I endorse Glenn."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Friend
"It is not difficult to see, by referencing Mr. Valdez's profile, that he is an accomplished and experienced attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is always very prepared and is an excellent trial attorney. Glenn is a formidable opponent and represents his clients well."
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