Partner Frank Apodaca specializes in civil rights and other complex litigation. He excels at managing fact and expert evidence, simplifying key issues, and executing clean strategies to deliver outstanding client results. Frank is a premier legal writer. He has decades of experience handling all aspects of trial practice, briefing, and appeals in state and federal courts. He represents plaintiffs and defendants.
Frank was born in Santa Fe and graduated from Mayfield High in Las Cruces. Thereafter, he attended the best schools in the country, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College, and then from Yale Law School. He served as a clerk to the Honorable Michael D. Hawkins of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and started practicing law in Houston, before his eventual return home to New Mexico.
Frank was admitted into the State Bar of Texas in 2002, and the State Bar of New Mexico in 2006. He has enjoyed federal admissions in the Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, the District of New Mexico, and the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He recently served as President of the New Mexico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and is a former member of the H. Vearle Payne American Inn of Court.
Outside the office, Frank delights in spending time with his wife and young daughters. He is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys guitar. He is President and a Director for the non-profit Illuman New Mexico, and is committed to its mission of men transforming men, through a power greater than themselves. Frank also is active as a Director of the Federal Bar Association of New Mexico, as a Steering Committee member of the Yale Association of New Mexico, and as a member of the Harvard Club of New Mexico.