Patricia S. Woody

Patricia S. Woody

Associate Attorney
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Patricia Woody graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in Political Science and Minor in Business Administration with honors, cum laude, in 2009, where she was awarded the Dean's List Scholarship.

She earned her law degree and Natural Resource Law Certificate from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2015, where she served on the Boards for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Student Association and the Environmental Law Society. During law school, Ms. Woody was also a member of the UNM National Mock Trial Team and a Research Assistant for two law professors. Upon graduation, Ms. Woody's dedication to trial litigation earned accolades from the administration and faculty of the UNM School of Law when she was chosen as the recipient of the A.H. McLeod Award, recognizing excellence in advocacy.

Additionally, Ms. Woody completed clerkships at a private law firm in Albuquerque and the New Mexico Environment Department in Santa Fe. Ms. Woody's primary areas of practice include premises liability, wrongful death and personal injury litigation, construction law, insurance coverage analysis and general civil litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil/ Trial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Homeowner/ Premises Liability
  • Construction Defect

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico - 2015
    • Honors: Boards for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Student Association and Environmental Law Society
    • Honors: Member, UNM National Mock Trial Team
    • Honors: Recipient of the A.H. McLeod Award
    • Honors: Natural Resource Law Certificate
  • University of Oregon
    • B.A. cum laude - 2010
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Awarded the Dean’s List Scholarship
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Business Administration

Representative Cases

  • Plata v. Morales - Zubia, Defense Verdict

Representative Clients

  • State Farm
  • USAA
  • Union Standard
  • CNA

Honors and Awards

  • A.H.M. Lead Award Recognizing Excellence in Advocacy, 2015 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • H. Vearle Payne Inns of Court, Member, 2015 - Present
  • NM Defense Lawyers Association, Member , 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • New Mexico Environment Department in Santa Fe, Clerk


  • English
  • German