Frank Apodaca

Shareholder - Attorney


Frank is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. He specializes in representing parties to complex litigation.  He is skilled at managing fact and expert evidence, simplifying key legal issues, and forming strategies to secure desired results at trial or by early resolution.  Frank also represents clients on appeal, and in government affairs.  

Prior to joining SaucedoChavez, P.C., Frank served as a clerk to the Honorable Michael D. Hawkins of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He also practiced in Houston for several years before settling in his home state of New Mexico. 

Apodaca has over fifteen years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants.  He looks forward to aggressively advocating for you when the need arises.

Education and Bar Admissions

  • JD, Yale Law School, 2001 
  • AB, Harvard College, 1997, magna cum laude 
  • Admitted, State Bar of New Mexico, 2006 
  • Admitted, State Bar of Texas, 2002 
  • Admitted, District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas, 2002 (inactive) 
  • Admitted, District Court of New Mexico, 2006 
  • Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2013

Practice Areas

  • 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 

Professional Associations

  • 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 

Getting to know Frank

Frank is an avid outdoorsman.  He also enjoys golf and guitar, and actively encourages New Mexico’s high school students to pursue their education at Ivy League schools.  He currently serves as the President of the Federal Bar Association’s New Mexico Chapter.  Frank’s greatest joy outside the office comes from spending time with his wife and daughter.