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Alan M. Varela

Of Counsel

Alan M. Varela is a licensed attorney with thirty years of legal and executive experience providing strategic advice to individuals, Fortune 100 companies, governmental entities, financial institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Varela attended the University of New Mexico School of Law where he prosecuted criminal cases as a student in the law school’s Clinical Program, thus learning the ins and outs of how a criminal case is prosecuted and successfully defended; and, upon graduation from law school, Mr. Varela received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence and the prestigious Moise Award for Outstanding Aptitude in Legal and Judicial Ethics. Mr. Varela began his legal career as a corporate defense attorney with an Albuquerque law firm representing physicians, hospitals, employers, and insurance companies. He later opened and led the Varela Law Offices where he primarily represented plaintiff’s in major personal injury cases. Mr. Varela was appointed by the Governor to serve as the Director of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration, and also served as the elected President of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, as well as President of the Hispanic National Bar Association for the United States.

Mr. Varela is currently Chairman of the Board of Quality New Mexico, the state’s premier organization providing organizational development training pursuant to the Baldrige framework for performance excellence. Mr. Varela been recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of ‘The 100 Most Influential Hispanic leaders’ in the USA. Mr. Varela’s legal practice includes representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries and/or wrongful death, defending individuals facing criminal charges, representing construction contractors in licensing cases, and representing property owners in disputes with construction contractors. Mr. Varela also represents people in the horse racing industry in matters involving the New Mexico Racing Commission.

In addition to serving Of Counsel as a licensed attorney with the Romero Law Firm, Mr. Varela is President/CEO of Strategic Advantage Group LLC, an entity that develops and deploys legislative strategies for its clients, conducts result-oriented strategic planning, and provides effective dispute resolution services. Clients gain a unique insight that arises from an astute legal and practical analysis of the current condition that is then utilized to identify productive paths and solutions for reaching desired legislative and regulatory outcomes. Mr. Varela has twice served in high level government executive posts where his appointment was confirmed unanimously by the State Senate; his inside perspective gives him a unique understanding of the hidden aspects and the most ethical and effective levers of the legislative process. Whatever your industry or whether your matter is isolated to a single issue or more comprehensive in scope, Mr. Varela and the Strategic Advantage Group will assist you with pre-legislative strategizing, interim committee advocacy, and legislative advocacy at all levels of complexity.

  • We Prepare Every Case For Trial

    Regardless of whether we take it that far, learn how we are fully prepared to fight for you.

    Learn More
  • Experience Makes All The Difference

    We have a reputation for success and an established history of advanced education and training.

    Our Victories
  • Charged With Drunk Driving?

    Get aggressive DWI/DUI defense and fight to keep your license! We also handle vehicle seizures.

    How We Can Help
  • Have You
    Been Arrested?

    Fill out a free case evaluation form and learn how we can fight aggressively on your behalf.

    Get Started Now
The Romero Law Firm, P.A.
Albuquerque Criminal Defense Attorney
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