Renee E. Lewis was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Renee is a direct descendant of Elena Gallegos and Santiago Gurulé. Elena Gallegos, born about 1680, was the daughter of Antonio Gallegos and Catalina Baca of Bernalillo, New Mexico. Upon Santiago’s death in 1711 Elena Gallegos conducted her own business affairs and was the first woman to record her own cattle brand in 1712. Much of what is now north Albuquerque is built on the 35,084 acre Elena Gallegos land grant. Renee is proud of her heritage and proud to be a New Mexican.
Renee received her Associate of Liberal Arts from CNM, a Post-Degree Paralegal Certificate from CNM, and a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in psychology and a minor in anthropology from UNM. She was a family law paralegal from 2010 to 2017 and became adept at family law procedures. She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law where she took all of the family law courses offered. She earned her Family Law Mediation Certificate from UNMSOL. Renee was involved in the Child and Family Justice Clinic during law school which serves low-income families in New Mexico. Renee is firm but fair. She is passionate about justice for New Mexican children and families.
Renee is President of the LGBTQ+ Section of the Bar and is a member of the Family Law Section of the Bar. Renee volunteers regularly within the legal profession. Renee is trauma-informed and utilizes a trauma-integrated practice where indicated. She is a soothing and understanding trusted advisor and can be a warrior in the courtroom when needed. In addition to Family Law, Renee enjoys Probate and Estate Planning and takes on a few personal injury cases a year.
In her free time, Renee loves to be active, and enjoys hiking, meditating, reading, and all things related to maintaining a conscious contact with her higher power. Renee is a sober attorney.