Antonio “Moe” Maestas

Most lawyers have cases, I have clients.  Antonio Maestas has over 15 years legal experience.  Five years were spent prosecuting DWI and domestic violence cases.  The last 10 years have been spent practicing criminal defense work throughout New Mexico, from Roswell to Farmington.  He has also litigated land disputes, divorce, protective orders, civil rights and personal injury cases.  For the pas eight years, Moe has served as a lawmaker in Santa Fe reviewing and reforming hundreds of laws currently codified in the statute books.

MoeJustice Law is now a legal boutique specializing in personal injury law and DWI law.

If you are injured in a auto accident your life can turn upside down.  Not only do you have to endure painful injury but with both your and the other driver’s insurance company.  If you are injured in a crash; you’re entitled to damages.  Those damages include; but are not limited too: medical expenses, lost wages, incidental expenses, legal expenses and pain & suffering.  The MoeJustice team will make sure you get every penny you deserve under the law.

If you want justice – call MoeJustice.





Attorney & Counselor at Law,  Owner & sole practitioner of MoeJustice Law Office (2003-present)
Former Assistant District Attorney, Prosecuted for 3 years in the felony domestic violence division (Second Judicial District Court); Prosecuted DWI’s and domestic violence for 2 years in the misdemeanor division (Metropolitan Court) (1998-2003)
Factory Worker, Stoneway Carton Co. Inc., machinist in a commercial box factory in Seattle, WA (1992-1995)
Community Organizer, El Centro de la Raza, community based organization in Seattle, WA (1987-1992)
Stringer, Albuquerque Journal Sports Dept. (1985-1987)


Member, Uniform Law Commission (ULC)
Past Member, District Court Judge & Metro Court Judge Nominating Commissions
Member, New Mexico Bar Association
Member, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association & National Hispanic Bar Association
Member, NM Trial Lawyers Assn.
Member, NM Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn.
Co-Founder, National Latina/o Law Student Conference (NLLSC)
Former President, Mexican American Law Student Assn. (MALSA)
Member, UNM Law School Admission’s Committee


University of New Mexico,
School of Law, J.D., ’98

Universidad de Guanajuato, Departamento de Derecho, Summer Law Institute, ’96

University of Washington
B.A. Political Economy, ’95

Valley High School, ’86

Garfield Middle School

Cochiti Elementary School

About Antonio “Moe” Maestas

Born and Raised in Albuquerque:

Moe can trace his family roots back eleven generations in New Mexico.  Born and raised in Albuquerque, Moe is the son of Frank Maestas, former Albuquerque Journal sports journalist.  Moe’s mom, Emma Maestas, hails from the Romero family of San Miguel county.

Moe began his interest in politics and public service early in life and was Valley High School’s senior class president in 1986. After high school, Moe moved to Seattle where he gained tremendous leadership skills while working and volunteering at El Centro de la Raza, a community based, civil-rights organization.

While living in Seattle, Moe put himself through college by working nights as a union factory worker at Stoneway Carton Company.  Upon graduating from the University of Washington in 1995 where he studied political science and economics, Moe returned home and moved to the west side to attend the University of New Mexico, School of Law.

For the past eight years, Moe has been representing Albuquerque’s west mesa as member of the NM House of Representatives.  He currently serves as the House Majority Whip.

Moe is married to Vanessa Alarid and has a 12 year-old step-daughter, Gabriela Alairid and a new baby, Mateo Maestas.



  • , Antonio Maestas – Attorney at Law
    MoeJustice Law
    800 Lomas Blvd. NW, Suite 200
    Albuquerque, NM   87102

Mailing Address: PO Box 30181
Albuquerque, NM  87190-0181

  • O 505.242.2279
  • d 505.214.5655 – fax 


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