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Fair & Aggressive Divorce & Family Law Representation

Pamela Faris


Pamela is one of Cortez & Hoskovec’s new additions. She is a transplant from the north and she loves her new home in Albuquerque. She looks forward to sharing her passion for justice, knowledge of family law, and compassion for humanity to her clients, the firm, and her new community at large.

Pamela’s education and career experiences have always been in-step with her motivational life goal: to advocate for real people as they face challenging times. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Denver. She next earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration-Local Government from University of Colorado before moving on to her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law. She has successfully assisted clients and families with domestic relations cases through her role as a legal services coordinator, paralegal, Guardian ad Litem, law clerk and attorney.

Pamela was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Denver, Colorado in a close-knit family. Her family has always been her greatest treasure and remains so regardless of any geographical distance. She proudly describes herself as a daughter, a sister, and “Super Auntie” to three nephews, three nieces, two great-nieces, and one great-nephew. She loves coffee, shamrocks, and Ferris Wheels. She also enjoys reading, writing, laughing, music of all genres, games, corny jokes, movies, singing, traveling, and trying new things.

At-a-Glance Attorney Profile

  • Member: New Mexico State Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Law School: University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Graduate Degree: University of Colorado-Denver MPA in Local Government
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Denver in Political Science and Public Policy
  • Born: 1977

Our Clients Say It Best

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


  • “You are awesome Michelle!”


  • “Saved our lives!”


  • “Thanks Michelle for sound support.”


  • “Everyone was reliable, trustworthy, and passionate about my family and me.”


  • “William Hoskovec is a spectacular attorney.”

    Former Client

  • “Look no further than Michelle Cortez.”


  • “Bad times made BETTER”

    Clint Autrey

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


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

    Former Client

  • “Guidance and sound stewardship is their stock in trade.”

    Dennis N. J.

  • “Thank you so much, William, this is always a trying time in one's life, but you made it feel like I was talking to a friend.”


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


  • “Words can't express the gratitude and jubilation I feel right now”

    Former Client

  • “Very hard working individuals.”