Christopher Saucedo

Christopher Saucedo, Esq.


A founding attorney for SaucedoChavez, P.C., Saucedo is a shareholder for the firm. As an experienced trial attorney, his practice focuses on commercial and employment litigation. He also specializes in severe personal injury and other negligence-related claims, including negligent construction claims. He represents employers in discrimination and wrongful termination claims, as well as in noncompetition agreements. As a professional hobby, Saucedo enjoys election law litigation. 

Prior to joining SaucedoChavez, P.C., Saucedo was a shareholder with Silva, Saucedo and Gonzales, P.C. He was an associate with Peifer, Hanson & Mullins; with Browning & Peifer, P.A.; and with Gaddy Law Firm. He was appointed in 2012 by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez as president of the Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, a position he still holds. In 2018, Governor Martinez appointed Saucedo to serve on the Board of Regents for New Mexico State University. 

Education an Bar Admissions

  • JD, University of New Mexico, 1998 
  • BBA, New Mexico State University in Las Cruces in 1994 
  • Admitted, State Bar of New Mexico, 1998  
  • Admitted, Texas State Bar, 2008 
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, 1999 
  • Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 2004 
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division, 2011

Practice Areas

  • Severe personal injury  
  • Negligence 
  • Employment law (defense against discrimination and wrongful termination claims) 
  • Insurance and commercial litigation 


  • AV Peer Review Rated Attorney, Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers (six consecutive years), among Top 5% of Practicing Attorneys in the State

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Election Law (chairman, 2017-2018) 
  • Albuquerque Bar Association (past president, 2014) 
  • Republican National Lawyers Association 
  • Federalist Society, Lawyers Chapter  

Getting to know Christopher

Chris is committed to giving back. He performs extensive pro bono service throughout the community. A passionate college sports fan, Chris also enjoys golf, fishing, travelling with this family, and trying local cuisines.