Susan Barela

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Law School

University of New Mexico
(Juris Doctor, 2013)


University of New Mexico
(B.S. in Dental Hygiene, cum laude, 2002)

Ms. Barela was admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico in 2013. Ms. Barela has gained extensive experience from serving as an intern to both district and appellate state judges, to representing clients in complex interstate environmental litigation before the Supreme Court of the United States. She has served as an Assistant District Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, and has represented clients in commercial litigation in the private sector. Ms. Barela left state government to return to private practice in her current position with Robles, Rael & Anaya, P.C.

While in law school, Ms. Barela served on the New Mexico Natural Resources Journal and served as Vice-President of the Student Bar Association. Additionally, Ms. Barela served as a teaching assistant for the first-year legal writing course. As a 3L, Ms. Barela was recognized by the Mexican American Law Student Association with the Outstanding 3L Award.

Bar Admissions & Certifications
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court