Monica E. Sedillo

Monica E. Sedillo

Albuquerque, New Mexico

An Albuquerque native, Ms. Sedillo crossed state lines to earn her bachelor's degree in 2009 from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. While at Trinity, Ms. Sedillo studied economics and Spanish. She also spent a semester immersed in the culture of Rome, Italy.

After college, Ms. Sedillo returned to New Mexico to attend law school at the University of New Mexico. During law school, Ms. Sedillo served as a manuscript editor of the Natural Resources Journal and participated in a national mock trial competition and the National Hispanic Moot Court Competition. She also externed at the New Mexico Federal District Court and clerked at a local law firm. Ms. Sedillo spent a semester at Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she developed an appreciation for New Mexico's collegial legal community. In her third year, Ms. Sedillo was awarded the CALI award and Honors for her performance in the nationally-ranked Community Lawyering Clinic. Ms. Sedillo graduated in May 2012 and was admitted to the New Mexico Bar in September 2012.

Ms. Sedillo joined Doughty Alcaraz, P.A. in September 2012 and has enjoyed representing a variety of clients in mass construction defect, premises liability, employment, and personal injury disputes.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Construction Litigation
  • 30% Civil Litigation Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2012


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - May, 2012
    • Honors: National Hispanic Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: National Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: CALI award
    • Honors: Community Lawyering Clinic
    • Law Journal: Natural Resources Journal, Manuscript Editor
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Spanish
  • Catholic University, Washington, District of Columbia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • New Mexico Federal District Court, Externship

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer at local Charter School
  • Judge for Center for Civic Values Mock Trial


  • English
  • Spanish