Marina A. Cordova, Esq.
Marina, a native of Santa Fe, attended Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut, majoring in Political Science, with a minor in Elementary Education at St. Joseph’s College in East Hartford. Marina interned for Senator Christopher Dodd in Washington, D.C., analyzing and writing policy for the Subcommittee on Children and Families. Trinity College awarded her the William Cotter Academic Congressional Scholarship in recognition of her academic and community achievements.
Throughout undergraduate studies, Marina actively lobbied at the state and federal levels concerning education, vocational rehabilitation, social security, and transportation laws. In addition, she worked with Cabinet Members, Governor John Rowland of Connecticut, state and federal legislators, and several organizations addressing various initiatives for the disabled. As the Director of Government Relations for the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut, Marina successfully lobbied for the passage of Braille literacy legislation within one legislative session.
Mrs. Cordova attended Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. Marina chose Northeastern due to its unique public interest oriented curriculum and co-op program, which requires students to complete four full time eleven-week internships. Active in the legal community, Mrs. Cordova participated in the Stanley Jones Clean Slate Project, a program that studies and establishes policies and programs to effectively assist ex-offenders with obtaining employment. Marina also interned for the Massachusetts Attorney General, assisting victims with litigation concerning civil rights violations and hate crimes. Mrs. Cordova participated in regulation and litigation of the tobacco industry in her law school’s Tobacco Control Legal Clinic. Her internship for Superior Court Justice Raymond Brassard allowed further exposure to civil and criminal litigation in the areas of commercial law, real estate law, medical malpractice, family, and criminal law. Also during law school, Marina served as an editor of The Batterer as Parent, a briefing book to educate family court judges and attorneys on domestic violence as it intersects with the family law process and decision making. Marina completed her legal studies with a six month internship at Lone Star Legal Aid in Texas, assisting in all matters of domestic relations, including divorce, domestic violence, power of attorney, and guardianship proceedings.
Since her return to New Mexico, Mrs. Cordova has established her own firm and practices in the areas of general civil litigation, public policy, estate planning and trusts, special education law, family law, corporate law, and asset protection. Marina handles civil litigation cases large and small to protect the rights of individuals and their families. Marina has been actively involved with parent consumer organizations, the state legislature, and educators to improve education in New Mexico.
Marina lives in Santa Fe with her husband and daughter.