Vanessa is a law school graduate from California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA and received her BA at the University of California, Riverside. Vanessa is licensed to practice in the State of New Mexico and in the United States Federal District Court, District of New Mexico.
Vanessa has devoted a substantial portion of her legal career to advocating social justice, pro bono legal services, and offering affordable access to law, particularly to underprivileged and underrepresented communities.
Vanessa fervently represents her clients in legal matters involving divorce and child custody proceedings, real property law, foreclosure defense and other areas of law. Her professional affiliations include the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, the Voluntary Attorney Pool, “VAP”, and the Trust & Estates Division. Vanessa lives in Albuquerque, NM with her sons Truth and Justus.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||The Board of Governors of the State Bar of California||2010|
|Contract Attorney||Jay Goodman & Associates, P.C.||2015 - Present|
|Lawer||Law Office of Vanessa L. DeNiro||2012 - 2015|
|Associate||Law Office of Amy Sirgniano, P.C.||2011 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Bar Association of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico||Member||2011 - Present|
|Selected Works||Unpublished-Health Concerns of Youth Who Age Out of the System||2010|
|Selected Works||Unpublished-Child Labor in India||2010|
|California Western School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of California - Riverside||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Constitution Day||The United States Constitution||2015|