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Cynthia Armijo

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law


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Cynthia Armijo has been a practicing attorney for over twenty years. Ms. Armijo has litigated hundreds of cases during her career as an attorney. She has worked both as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. As a Senior Trial Prosecutor at the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she prosecuted felony and misdemeanor crimes. She was also responsible for training new attorneys on how to successfully litigate cases. 

Ms. Armijo currently owns her own criminal defense practice. During the ten years that she has worked as a criminal defense attorney, she has litigated cases ranging from traffic tickets to death penalty defense. She has also worked on civil cases involving topics such as property law, family law, tort law, immigration law, and contracts.

Ms. Armijo has worked as an instructor for over twenty years. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law teaching topics such as criminal law, criminal procedure, trial practice, ethics, and evidence. She has also taught criminal law and criminal procedure to police officer cadets as part of their training at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. 

Ms. Armijo has also been asked to appear as a commentator on Court TV and several other news programs. American University’s Washington College of Law published her writings regarding Driving While Intoxicated cases in their scholarly journal: Criminal Law Practitioner. Ms. Armijo is an avid cyclist and enjoys reading. 

Ms. Armijo teaches Trial Practice as an adjunct at the University of Dayton School of Law.


J.D., University of New Mexico, School of Law

B.S., Texas Woman’s University, summa cum laude