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Frank Apodaca

Associate Attorney

Phone: 505.338.3945   
Fax: 505.338.3950

Frank Apodaca, a Partner of SaucedoChavez P.C., is an experienced attorney focused on Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation. Frank excels at managing fact and expert evidence, with the ability to simplify key legal issues for his clients, and forming strategies to secure desired results at trail or by early resolution. Frank is a premier writer at the firm with experience handling approximately __ appeals and writs in state and federal appellate courts. This includes briefing, arguing, and winning a lawsuit defending the government Constitution. Frank was successful in his Motion Summary Judgement following a 50-page report in a case alleging prisoner assault.  

Frank has over 15 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He represents clients on appeal and in government affairs. He is originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico. After high school he went on to graduate from two of the most prestigious schools in the United States – Harvard and Yale, with his undergrad and J.D. Frank always intended to return to New Mexico after school. Prior to joining SaucedoChavez P.C., he served as a clerk to the Honorable Michael D. Hawkins of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He also practiced several years in Houston, before settling in New Mexico, where he now resides, where he remains on the Chair of the Federal Bar Association.  

 Frank excels at managing fact and expert evidence, with the ability to simplify key legal issues for his clients, and forming strategies to secure desired results at trial or by early resolution.

  • Civil rights 
  • Breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty 
  • Shareholder and member disputes 
  • Employment 
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Personal injury and product liability 
  • Corporate formation, compliance, and risk mitigation 
  • Appeals 
  • Government affairs 

Frank Apodaca began his career through his education and Bar admissions. He graduated from Harvard College in 1997 where he received his AB with the honor of magna cum laud. He then went on to attend law school at Yale, and graduated in 2001 receiving his J.D. Frank went on to be admitted into the State Bar of Texas in 2002. He was then admitted into the District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas in 2002. He was admitted into the State Bar of New Mexico in 2006. He was then admitted into the District Court of New Mexico in 2006, and into the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, in 2013.  

  • President, Federal Bar Association, New Mexico Chapter 
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association 
  • Albuquerque Bar Association 
  • Yale Club of New Mexico 
  • Harvard Club of New Mexico 
  • Illuman New Mexico 

When Frank is not in the office working diligently for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys golf and playing guitar. Frank encourages New Mexico’s youth to peruse education at Ivy League Schools, much as he did, to prove anything is possible. A big part of Franks life is his faith. He is very active in his church and faith based men’s group.  

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