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Rebecca Kitson holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Throughout law school, Rebecca worked with immigrant survivors of domestic violence at Catholic Charities, specializing in petitions and visas under the Violence Against Women Act. She began work with the Immigration Law firm of Lawit & Kitson (previously John W. Lawit PC) in August of 2006 became a firm shareholder in September of 2009. Since the fall of 2009, Rebecca has taught Immigration Law and related courses as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law.


In May of 2012, Rebecca established her own firm, where she continues to practice the spectrum of Immigration Law, including employment and family based immigration and removal defense. She has sat on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union since 2005, the Board of the Immigration Section of the NM State Bar since 2008, and the Board of the NM Hispanic Bar Association since 2011. She has presented widely at CLE’s through the NM State Bar and has been a presenter/panelist at various conferences through the University of New Mexico. Rebecca has served as a presenter for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) at the state and national level, and been a contributing author for AILA’s Consular Processing Guide for the past two editions. She serves as a volunteer attorney for non-profits and faith-based organizations statewide.



Rebecca speaks Spanish fluently and Portuguese conversationally.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
    9 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Asylum: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amber Lea Weeks

    Rebecca is a fantastic attorney who is dedicated to her clients and has exceptional legal skill. Rebecca handles a wide variety of complex immigration issues, and she has particular expertise in the immigration consequences of crimes.


    Amber Weeks Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jessica Marie Kunevicius

    I have worked with Rebecca on several cases when her clients have moved from New Mexico to Colorado and required local counsel. She is a joy to work with...extremely knowledgeable and fantastically likeable! Her clients are lucky to have her on their side.


    Jessica Kunevicius Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Rebecca Kitson Law

2501 San Pedro Dr NE
Suite 202
Albuquerque, NM, 87110


NMAuthorized to practice law200705/12/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
CLE Peak AwardState Bar of New Mexico2013
Dean's HonorsUniversity of New Mexico School of Law2007
Clinical Honors for Outstanding ParticipationUniversity of New Mexico School of Law2007
ScholarshipNew Mexico Women's Bar Assocation2006
Research Project and Travel GrantUniversity of New Mexico2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / OwnerRebecca Kitson Law2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of New Mexico School of Law2009 - Present
AttorneyLawit & Kitson2006 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Mexico Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant JusticeMember2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer's GuildMember2008 - Present
Albuquerque Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
AILA Consular Processing GuideImmigrant Visas and I-601 Waivers in Ciudad Juarez: Practical Tips and Suggestions2012
AILA Visa Processing GuideObtaining IV Waivers in Juarez2010
New Mexico LawyerMaria's Path: Traversing Visa Processing through Ciudad Juarez2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New Mexico School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Wisconsin, MadisonAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of TX Advanced Immigration LawFamily Issues (in Immigration)2016
NM Judges' ConclaveImmigration Consequences2016
AILA TX Chapter Spring ConferenceConsular Update2016
NM LOPD Annual CLEImmigration Consequences of Crime2015
Essentials of Employment LawImmigration : I-9, E-Verify and SSN Mismatch2015
Current Immigration Issues for the Criminal Defense AttorneyEthical Issues in the Representation of Non-citizens2015
Current Immigration Issues for the Criminal Defense AttorneyA Crash Course in Immigration2015
AILA TX Chapter Spring ConferenceAsylum and Representing Victims of DV2015
AILA Texas Chapter Spring ConferenceConsular Processing Around the World2014
The Four Corners CLE: DWI, Immigration, Indian Law and EthicsImmigration Impact on Families' Criminal and Civil Matters2013
The Four Corners CLE: DWI, Immigration, Indian Law and EthicsDuty to Advise - Fulfilling the Ethical Obligations Under Paredez and Padilla2013
New Mexico Annual Bench and Bar ConferenceImmigration Options for Children and Their Families2012
AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Law ConferenceWhat's So Hard about Hardship?2012
AILA National ConferenceAdvanced Bond and Detention Issues2011
UNM Dream Act ConferenceCritical Issues Regarding the Dream Act2010
New Mexico Bar Association Annual ConferenceImmigration 1012010
Immigration: The Basics (2nd Judicial District)Immigration2010
Immigrant Rights: Civil LIberties, Detention, and Collateral Consequences of CrimesImmigrant Rights in New Mexico and Interagency Bond Issues2009
How to Represent Immigrants Pro Bono: Considerations fo the Multicultural ClientHow to Represent Immigrants Pro Bono2009
UNM Immigration SymposiumDispelling Myths and Raising Awareness2008
Practicing Law on the Border: The Challenges of Immigrant RepresentationFamily Based Immigration : Representing Juveniles2008