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Fair & Aggressive Divorce & Family Law Representation

Michelle Cortez


Michelle engages with the client throughout all stages of the divorce process. She guides the client through the legal hurdles and explains the process each step of the way. Michelle brings 25 years of legal experience to every case.

She founded her own law firm, Cortez Family Law until she joined a partnership with her brother-in-law, William Hoskovec, forming Cortez & Hoskovec, LLC in 2014. As a result of her dedication to her clients, Michelle has received numerous accolades within the legal community. She was recently selected as the runner up in the category for Divorce Attorney in the Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Award 2020.

Michelle was born and raised in Nebraska. After marrying a New Mexican in 1995, she and her husband relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico because she loved the climate and culture. Michelle and her husband are passionate about community service. They have three children. Their youngest child was adopted through CYFD.

At-a-Glance Attorney Profile

  • Member: State Bar of New Mexico
  • ISLN: 918154918
  • Law School: University of Nebraska at Lincoln, J.D.
  • College: University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.S.
  • Born: 1966

Services and Area of Focus

Cortez specializes in family law and mediation, understanding that divorce is generally most fair when it can be resolved out of court; she will also represent clients whose divorce goes to litigation. When you work with Cortez & Hoskovec, you know that you will be represented by compassionate divorce attorneys who aren’t afraid to go to court to protect your rights and interests.

Contact divorce attorneys Michelle Cortez and William Hoskovec today to book a consultation for Albuquerque legal services.

Our Clients Say It Best

  • “You are simply the best, Pam!”


  • “I strongly feel that I have the best lawyer in town.”


  • “I can see a bit of sunshine on the horizon.”

    Former Client

  • “Michelle provides honest, fair support and guidance - she is the BEST!”


  • “It's like God has sent down an angel in the form of Michelle!”


  • “Your caring, knowledge, and professionalism is noteworthy!”


  • “You are so fair and kind!”


  • “Ms. Cortez was always timely in returning my calls.”


  • “Thanks Michelle for sound support.”


  • “Support, counsel, guidance and compassion.”


  • “I will forever point everyone I care about to Michelle Cortez because I know her team WILL make your version of impossible, possible.”


  • “William Hoskovec is a spectacular attorney.”

    Former Client

  • “After talking to you there was hope for me.”


  • “Look no further than Michelle Cortez.”


  • “She is the best and I highly recommend her.”