Mark Pickett

Mark Pickett

I have been an attorney representing people in New Mexico since 1996. I started my career as a prosecutor with the District Attorney’s office in Las Cruces. I have been in private practice since 1999. I am honored to represent people that need help in difficult times in their life. I devote my work to helping people who have been harmed by another person or company in many different areas such as car or truck wrecks, medical negligence, and bad faith practices on the part of corporations or insurance companies. I also represent people charged with crimes to make sure their rights are protected through the criminal justice system.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Criminal Defense

Background and Education

  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
    Bachelor of Business Administration, 1992

  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
    Juris Doctorate, 1996

  • Assistant District Attorney
    Third Judicial District, 1996-1999


  • New Mexico, 1996

Professional Associations

  • New Mexico Bar Association
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association

Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, Community Action Agency
  • Volunteer, Pro Se Clinic Committee, Third Judicial District Court

Peer Review and Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the field of Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
  • AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review 2012-2019

Valerie Pickett

Paralegal and Office Manager
Valerie Pickett

Before coming to work with Mark, I was proud to work for New Mexico State University for eighteen years. Go Aggies! I served in several student services positions and was appointed as the Director of University Admissions in 2008, a position I held until 2014. I use my administrative experience and research skills to support Mark and the clients who hire our firm to represent them. I am pleased to be part of a team who helps members of our community during difficult times.

Background and Education

  • New Mexico State University
    Bachelor of Science, 1992

  • New Mexico State University
    Master of Arts, 2001


  • New Mexico State University, 1996-2014
    Director of University Admissions, 2008-2014

Community Activities

  • El Caldito Soup Kitchen – Volunteer, December 2017 - Present
  • Former President and Board Member, NMSU Alumni Executive Council