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Melissa A. Sawyers

Child custody Attorney at Hobbs, NM

2.3   3 reviews

also known as Melissa Sawyers

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NM
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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Melissa is a longtime resident of Lea County, New Mexico.  She is passionate about ethical representation of her clients in all matters, with a focus on family law.


Melissa A. Sawyers
1327 E. Bender Blvd.
Hobbs, NM, 88240


2.3 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by David | October 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So we’ve been dealing with court for over 10 years and have already had multiple lawyers. When we hired Melissa and saw her in court we were absolutely Amazed! Not only did she do so much research on our case she seemed to know more about it then us but she attacked every issue without hesitation and with pure confidence! I literally got giddy watching her and actually enjoyed being at court. I didn’t believe any lawyer could actually be this incredible. I would strongly recommend her for anyone who’s having trouble in court.
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Response from Melissa Sawyers July 28, 2022
Thank you so much for this outstanding review! Melissa
Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
ABSOLUTELY INCOMPETENT!! Does not respond, does not do proper research, does not care about clients best interest, and refuses to do the work that she is hired to do.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
wrongfully incarcerated
this Law firm was hired to represent My brother. After they were paid to cover three felony's. they dropped him after representing him on one. And now say they don't do criminal law. So now my brother is sitting in the state pen, for harboring a felon, and the man that he is in there for has not even been found guilty of the felony. so if you value your self at all don't use this law firm Ms sawyar it was your firm .in hobbs nm
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Response from Melissa Sawyers July 30, 2021
Initially, thank you for taking the time to post a review but I must tell you that I never represented your brother. I believe you have me mixed up with another attorney as I have not represented anyone for harboring a felon in my entire career. Melissa A. Sawyers


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Sawyers Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Klipstine & Sawyers, LLC
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Children's Court Attorney
  • New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor
  • New Mexico Junior College
  • 1998 - 2005
  • Senior Trial Prosecutor
  • New Mexico Fifth Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 2003
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New Mexico Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • New Mexico Public Defender Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Enforcement Prosecutor of the Year
  • New Mexico District Attorneys
  • 2001
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Lea County Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
  • 2001


  • Tulane Environmental Law Journal
  • Chemical Manufacturers Ass'n v. EPA: The Discretion of the Environmental Protection Agency in Regulating Interim Status Hazardous Waste Facilities
  • 1991

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Hobbs Child custody Lawyer Melissa A. Sawyers
Melissa A. Sawyers
Child custody Attorney
Hobbs, NM
Licensed for 31 years