Robert Gorence has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in New Mexico by Super Lawyers Magazine. Throughout his career he has tried over 100 jury trials. He is a member of the New Mexico bar, as well as the United States District Court of New Mexico, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.  The New Mexico State Legislature appointed Robert twice to service as special counsel. In 2011 he was appointed as special counsel to the House Rules of Impeachment Investigation Subcommittee and again, in 2013 as special counsel to the investigative subcommittee of the Interim Legislative Ethics Committee. He served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law from 1997 through 2004.

Robert graduated from Georgetown University in 1979 and Marquette University Law School in 1983. He immediately relocated to New Mexico after graduation and started his career at a large Albuquerque firm concentrating his efforts on commercial litigation and medical malpractice.

He became an Assistant United States Attorney in 1986 and was promoted in 1993 to First Assistant and Chief of the Criminal Division. In his 14 year stint as a prosecutor he tried approximately 62 jury trials and argued approximately 48 cases before the 10th Circuit.

While there he prosecuted the first federal racketeering case in the District of New Mexico which involved allegations of penny stock fraud and resulted in the convictions of an attorney and four stock brokers in a three state area. Robert was involved in multiple political corruption investigations and cases and his career at the U.S. Attorney’s Office culminated with several national security investigations, including the Ed Howard espionage case.

In 2000, Robert left to start his private practice concentrating on criminal defense and representing plaintiffs in personal injury actions, as well as victims of civil right abuses. As a defense lawyer he has tried dozens of criminal cases and 15 civil trials. One of his more significant criminal cases was United States v. Hudak which was tried before Judge Armijo in 2003. Mr. Hudak was charged with violating the Arms Export Control Act and possessing U.S. military warheads and, if convicted, faced a mandatory minimum 50 years of incarceration. Mr. Hudak was acquitted after a six week trial.

Robert continues to represent clients in all aspects of criminal defense including a concentration in white collar defense. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, as well as, large privately held companies.

Louren Oliveros is a board certified civil trial lawyer and a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (ABA accredited). She holds the rank of an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and she holds the highest rating for legal and ethical excellence by Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent. Louren also graduated from the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. She was recently honored to accept an appointment to serve on the New Mexico Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Committee (2015) and she served on the New Mexico Supreme Court Rules of Evidence Committee (2014/2015). Louren is a member of the American Association for Justice, ABA Women Rainmakers Committee, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. 

Louren is known to take on tough cases and fight for her clients. She has taken over 20 cases to trial before juries in criminal and civil courts in her 14 years of practice and she has aggressively litigated numerous bench trials and hundreds of contested matters. Louren's promise to her clients is that she will do everything in her power to bring them justice. Her record shows her success in carrying out that promise.  Louren has successfully represented clients accused of felonies, including first degree murder, criminal sexual penetration, and crimes of violence and dishonesty. In the civil realm, Louren's experience includes civil rights, torts, contracts, gender and race discrimination, wrongful termination, police misconduct, personal injury, catastrophic injury and trauma, wrongful death and medical malpractice.

Louren is a leader in the legal community and she uses her strong voice to advocate for the advancement of women in the law. Louren is one of nine NBTA board certified civil trial laywers in the state of New Mexico and one of four in the state of Oregon. Louren is the first and only female board certified civil trial advocate in New Mexico and Oregon. She is the past President of the New Mexico Women's Bar Association and she has served on the New Mexico Women's Bar Association Board of Directors for several years. In line with her deep commitment to stand up for women's rights, Louren also serves on the advisory board of an innovative program designed to provide legal resources to women in need in the State of New Mexico entitled One Woman, One Case, Once a Year. 

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Louren joined the Oregon State Bar in the fall of 2015. She is excited to use her legal talents to serve the community in her home state. She is of counsel to the Oliveros Law Group where her father, Gregory Oliveros, practices law in Clackamas County, Oregon. Louren attended Sabin Elementary School and graduated from Trinity Lutheran School in Portland, Oregon. She is proud to be a Grant High School Alum, Class of 1990. Louren graduated from the University of Oregon in 1994, moved to New Mexico in 1997, and graduated from UNM Law School in 2001. Louren joined the New Mexico Law Review in the winter of 1999 and served as Notes and Comments Editor. She received the Dean's Award for leadership and clinical honors for her work in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic. As a part of her legal education she also worked as an extern in the United States District Court for The Honorable Bruce D. Black.

 

 A native New Mexican, Amye G. Green graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a distinction of summa cum laude in 2009 and then from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law with a distinction of magna cum laude in 2012, where she served as a member of Law Review and was a semi-finalist and follow up best brief writer at the 2012 National First Amendment Moot Court Competition. She returned to New Mexico in 2013, where she practiced general litigation, insurance defense, negligence, torts, personal injury, civil rights, employment law, medical malpractice, products liability, and insurance bad faith.

 Amye is the recipient of several awards, including the Crowe Scholar Award, the Joseph V. Bologna Award, and the Alumni Association Graduation Award. She also has specialized legal research experience as a result of her year working with LexisNexis. As part of her education, she also interned with the Honorable Stan Whitaker. She has volunteered with the “Know Your Rights” Immigration Detention Program, which seeks to provide legal aid to indigent detainees. In 2011, she worked with the Louisiana Board of Private Investigator Examiners on revisions to the LSBPIE Basic Training Manual, and was the drafter of the Constitutional Law section of this manual, which is used to train private investigators throughout Louisiana. Amye is licensed in both Louisiana and New Mexico. With a desire for justice and deep commitment to the representation of her clients, Amye will work hard for your case as a part of the Gorence & Oliveros, P.C. team.

 

Victor Sanchez is a native New Mexican whose dedication to this state and the law is best demonstrated by his prestigious clerkship with The Honorable Chief Judge Michael E. Vigil of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Assistant District Attorney in the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted domestic violence and DUI offenses. Victor is excited to use his legal talents and energy to fight for the clients at Gorence & Oliveros. Victor’s leadership and experience in the academic community will serve our clients well in the courtroom. At the University of New Mexico School of Law, Victor served as President of the Student Bar Association. His legal career has been highlighted with distinction by his position as a staff editor of the Natural Resource Journal, and a team member for the 2014 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. His legal education included an externship with The Honorable Judge James O. Browning of United States District Court for the District of New Mexico and Justice Charles W. Daniels of the New Mexico Supreme Court. Victor was the inaugural recipient of the Justice Pamela B. Minzner Award in Professionalism and Ethics and he received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Law School Community. Victor graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2012, and he earned the distinction of magna cum laude.