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Sabrina R. Salvato

Associate
  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Memberships
  • Representative Experience

Sabrina joined Serpe Andrews as a senior associate in August of 2022 as an experienced trial attorney and litigator practicing primarily in medical malpractice defense. Her defense and trial experience extends to employment, civil rights, as well as general personal injury. Having taken several cases from the pleading phase to post-trial motions practice, she brings a holistic approach to each stage of litigation, from factual investigation to appeals, and everything in between.

As a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of New Mexico School of Law, Sabrina is familiar with the culture of both states and has strong ties to the New Mexico legal community. She has over ten years of experience in both federal and state courts across New Mexico. In law school, she won the Darwinder S. Sidhu Award, Recognizing a Commitment to Enhancing Civics Education in Traditionally Underserved Communities. She continues to be involved with the legal community as the past president of the First Judicial District Bar Association and as a member of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Editorial Board.

Before joining the firm, Sabrina was an associate at Hinkle Shanor LLP and Brennan and Sullivan, P.A. She also worked for several years in public accounting, prior to attending law school.

Sabrina enjoys exercise and spending time in the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado; she snowboards, hikes, and explores the natural beauty around her.

Admissions

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Education
  • The University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D.  2011-2014
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law   2011
    • American Bar Association, Council on Legal Education Opportunity Fellow
  • The University of Texas, B.A.   1991-1996
Memberships
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association    2019-2021
    • Editorial Board
  • First Judicial District Bas Association    2018-2020
    • Board Member, Past President

Awards/Publications

  • Defense News, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association   -  Summer 2019
    • New Mexico Avoids Confusion as to the Definition of Sex Discrimination by Drafting Clear Legislation
  • Defense News, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association   -  Summer 2020
    • The Push to Eliminate Qualified Immunity
  • The University of New Mexico School of Law  -  2014
    • Darwinder S. Sidhu Award
      • Recognizing a Commitment to Enhancing Civics Education in Traditionally Underserved Communities
  • Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Law   - Winter 2014
    • New Mexico Bar Association
      • Moongate Water Co. v. City of Las Cruces: A Novel Application of Stranded Assets Theory