Pia Aurelia Dominguez Salazar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski
 | 100 Gold Avenue SW, Suite 201
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-349-4003
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

For nearly 20 years, Pia Aurelia Dominguez Salazar has represented clients with personal injury issues, gaining her stellar experience and reputation as a trial lawyer with cases focused primarily in medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, premises liability, catastrophic injury, nursing home negligence and motor vehicle defects. As an attorney with the law firm Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski, she serves clients throughout the state of New Mexico with a fierce dedication to the rights of consumers and victims.

After graduating with distinction in 1990 and receiving her Bachelor of Arts in political science and communications at the University of New Mexico, Ms. Salazar went on to earn her Juris Doctor at the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1994. She is admitted to practice law in the state of New Mexico and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

She has received the highest peer rating of AV-Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell, and since 2007 has been named one of the American Association for Justice’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Ms. Salazar served as president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and is highly sought after as a speaker for various classes and seminars across the state.

With a strong desire to give back to her community, Ms. Salazar is known for her charitable and pro bono work with First Choice Community Health Care and Equal Access to Justice. She participated in the University of New Mexico’s mock trial competitions, and was a coach for the American Youth Soccer Organization.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (100%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014

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About Pia Salazar

Admitted 1994, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://www.salazarandsullivan.com/Attorneys/Pia-A-Salazar.sh...

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow, American Association of Justice
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • AAJ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Governor, American Association of Justice
  • Board Member, Emerge New Mexico, 2011
  • Chair, Emerge New Mexico Recruitment Committee, 2011
  • Emerge New Mexico Recruitment Committee, 2010
  • American Association for Justice, Leader's Forum, 2010 - 2011
  • American Association for Justice, Leader's Forum, 2003
  • New Mexico Civil Practice Specialty Committee
  • Civil Practice Specialty Committee
  • New Mexico Review Commission, 1996 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1996 - Present
  • Attorney Information Exchange Group, 2000 - 2003
  • Sustaining Member, American Association for Justice
  • Nominating Committee, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2010
  • Treasurer, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2003
  • Board of Director, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1994 - Present
  • Member, New Mexico Bar Association, 1994 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Ambassador, American Association for Justice, 2006 - 2007
  • Minority Caucus State Delegate, American Association for Justice, 1998 - 1999
  • President, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1997
  • New Mexico, 1994
  • Current President NMTLA, Member since 1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • UNM Mock Trial Participant
  • Equal Access to Justice Campaign
  • Coach, AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization), 2006 - 2008
  • Trustee, First Choice Health Care, 2003 - 2005

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Consumer Guide to Medical Malpractice Cases in New Mexico What Every New Mexico Medical Malpractice Victim Must Know, Co-Author, 2008
  • "How to Maximize Damages in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit", January 28, 2011
  • "Advocacy Advantages: Focus Groups & Juror Bias", New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, January 18, 2008
  • "Tort Claims Against State Entities", 25th Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, April 28, 2006
  • "Opening Statements", A Live Slip/Fall Wrongful Death Jury by Trial, March 4, 2005
  • "Coming Attractions or Distractions", 22nd Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, April 25, 2003
  • "Coming Attractions or Distractions", 18th Annual Update on New Mexico Tort Law, April 30, 1999

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • SETTLEMENTS: Anesthesia ErrorFailure to Timely Evaluate and Treat Infection Resulting in Severe Brain Damage, Birth Trauma Brain Injury from Bleeding, Brain Injury from Jaundice, Cut Common Bile Duct, Wrongful Death of Post-Operative Patient, Wrongful Death due to Post-Partum Bleeding, Severe Brain Damage Cerebral Air Emboli, Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment of Perforated Colon segment, Wrongful Death due to Failure to Diagnose and Treat Perforated Colon, Wrongful Death Due to Undiagnosed Heart Attack, Wrongful Death Due to Failure to Timely Diagnose Pulmonary Hemorrhage, Wrongful Death Due to Fetal Distress, Wrongful Death Due to Subdural Hematoma After a Fall in the Hospital, Wrongful Death Due to Failure to Diagnose and Treat Abdominal Abscess, Wrongful Death  Due to Fetal Distress in High Risk Pregnancy, Wrongful Death Due to Failure to Diagnose and Treat Hypernatremia and Dehydration, Permanent Nerve Damage to Arm Due to High Risk Shoulder Dystocia, Wrongful Death Due to Failure to Treat Post-Operative Hypoxia, Wrongful Death Due to Untreated Post-Operative Complications After Brain Surgery, Undiagnosed and Untreated C. Difficile, Wrongful Death Due to Undiagnosed Respiratory Failure, Brain Death After Untreated Hemorrhage After C-Section, Wrongful Death Due to Failure to Diagnose and Treat Abdominal Sepsis. VERDICTS: $2,500,00 for Wrongful Death$2,100,00 for Cut Common Bile Duct$1,500,00 for Wrongful Death$1,100,00 for Wrongful Death$240,000 for Amputated Finger$150,000 for Broken Hip from Fall at Hospital.

Representative Clients:

  • Sunwest Bank of Albuquerque v. Nelson, 125 N.M.170, New Mexico Court of Appeals, 1998

Educational Background:

  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, B.A. in Political Science & Communications, With Distinction 1990

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • NMTLA
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    100 Gold Avenue SW
    Suite 201
    Albuquerque, NM 87102

    Phone: 505-349-4003

     

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