Lisa Torraco is an aggressive and experienced litigator representing clients in all phases of criminal defense litigation in both federal and state court. Ms. Torraco’s practice includes criminal defense investigations, pre-indictment preventative work, criminal appeals and criminal litigation in courts throughout the Southwest. She strives to win. Her practice includes litigation of matters involving murder, kidnapping, racketeering, drug trafficking, habeas matters and other crimes and appeals. In addition, Ms. Torraco represents individuals and corporations in administrative matters related to criminal prosecutions, such as Child Abuse CYFD Termination of Parental Rights and related matters, Civil and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, educational discipline matters and Taxation and Revenue Motor Vehicle Litigation.
Before establishing Torraco Law, Ms. Torraco served for seventeen years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the District Attorney in the 1st and 2nd District Attorneys Offices prosecuting all of the crimes she now defends Ms. Torraco was the Senior Managing attorney in Child Abuse Division in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties, prosecuting child abuse and child sex crimes. Ms. Torraco earned her B.A., Economics Cum Laude, from the University of New Mexico and her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She studied abroad and earned a Certificate of International Criminal Studies through the University of San Diego School of Law in conjunction with the acclaimed Dublin, Ireland’s Trinity School of Law. Ms.Torraco is a published author, having written and published in local papers and National Academic journals. Click here to read an article written by Ms. Torraco.
Ms. Torraco is the author of the blog, NMLaw. She is also recognized and awarded one of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Women. Ms. Torraco has investigated, prosecuted and defended many complex, high-profile cases involving sex trafficking, computer cases, racketeering and other violent crimes. She has tried an uncountable number of jury trial cases in both federal and state court, and argued numerous cases on appeal.