The Law Offices of Lynda Latta, LLC has been a full-service family law firm since 1994; our attorneys are inspired by the desire to help clients work through some of the most difficult emotional times in their lives. Together with clients, attorneys develop a strategy for resolving legal issues whether it be divorce, child custody and support, paternity, adoption, domestic violence, grandparent rights, or any other aspect of family law.
Our attorneys are fortunate to be able to discuss cases with each other to brainstorm possible alternatives and strategies. Our goal is to assist clients in reaching a resolution that will work for them based on realistic expectations. If you are looking for excellent representation from a divorce attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico or the surrounding areas, call us and talk to a member of our family law team today.
Originally from the Denver, Colorado area, Ms. Latta received her BA at the University of Colorado in 1983. While she was a visiting student at the University of New Mexico, she received her Juris Doctorate from Willamette University in 1986, and she was admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico that same year. She has also been licensed to practice in the US District Court for New Mexico and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1987.
In 1994, Ms. Latta went into private practice and founded the Law Offices of Lynda Latta, LLC, specializing in family law and criminal misdemeanor defense. She also practices in the Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Court and the Isleta Tribal Court. As a member of the Albuquerque Bar Association, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Kiwanis Club, she has stayed active in the community. One of her passions is the Center for Civic Values where she has been a board member for many years and chair for the last two years. As a mentor for first year attorneys, she has continued to offer her knowledge and expertise to those who wish to practice family law. Ms. Latta is compassionate and straightforward, and has been practicing family law for over 30 years.
Emily is a native New Mexican, but spent many years in Arizona, where she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. She focused her legal education on family law and domestic matters and graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law, earning placement on the Dean’s List for academic achievement. Emily additionally wrote a comprehensive legal seminar paper on domestic violence and community property while her secondary focus was on estate and retirement planning. Emily interned at a Guardian ad Litem non-profit firm and then clerked for two family law judges in Arizona.
Emily has been acknowledged for her accomplishments in family law. She earned the Family Law Mediation Certificate as well as the Theory and Practice Mediation Certificate and has hundreds of hours of experience in mediation and settlement facilitations. The UNM School of Law faculty honored her with the school’s Award for Excellence in Family Law Advocacy. Emily prides herself in her ability to settle the many of her cases out of Court and for advocating for each family’s unique situation.
In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter usually out and about in the beauty of the high desert.
Isabella N. Zayani
Isabella was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, she received her Bachelors of Business Administration in 2014. Prior to attending law school, she worked for a civil litigation firm while studying for the LSAT. While attending UNM School of Law, Isabella pursued a portion of her legal studies internationally in Madrid, Spain. She also spent part of her third year of law school in Washington, D.C. clerking at the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Office of Civil Rights. As part of this experience, she researched complex legal issues related to civil rights and prison reform.
Isabella’s goal in practicing law has always been to help others. Family law allows her to do just that. Isabella had her first experience in family law when she enrolled in the Child and Family Justice Clinic at UNM SOL. Through this clinic, Isabella gained experience in adult guardianship, kinship guardianship, juvenile defense and drafting wills. Isabella’s favorite part of the Child and Family Justice Clinic was being able to work closely with clients, advising them, and helping them navigate the complexities of the legal world.
During her last semester of school, Isabella interned at the General Counsel’s office for Presbyterian Hospital and clerked for a civil defense firm. During her experience with Presbyterian, Isabella honed her research skills and observed administrative hearings. As a law clerk, Isabella drafted complex motions, researched legal issues, and assisted partners in trial and deposition preparations.
Isabella has found her calling in family law and is excited to learn from Ms. Latta in addition to helping our clients in any way possible.