Law Practices

Law Practices

Our practice areas at M. Patterson Law Firm include, but are not limited to:

Criminal Defense

Nothing is scarier than finding yourself in the middle of a criminal investigation. Just because you’re accused of a crime does not mean you are guilty. When allegations threaten your livelihood, you need someone in your corner. A well-trained lawyer can see you through the stressful days that lie ahead. M. Patterson is a trusted attorney who will fight for your rights. If you were recently arrested or accused of committing a crime in New Mexico or Texas, no matter how complicated the case might seem, you can rest easy knowing that a skillful legal team has your back.

M Patterson Law Firm can represent you in New Mexico or Texas with any criminal matter. Some of these charges may include DWI/Drug Charges, Assault/Battery, etc.



An adoption can be a wonderful time in a child’s life and a difficult and confusing time for the parents. There are requirements to complete an adoption completed. Once we complete the adoption, there is a process to change the birth certificate. Our Firm handles all forms of adoptions, including step-parent, individual, CYFD, and others. Our knowledgeable staff is with you from start to finish through this journey.

We also do kinship guardianships for children. With the elderly, we handle guardianships & conservatorships, even for those who lack competency.


Family Law/Domestic Relations

When dealing with family cases, you deserve  compassionate legal team who has experience. A large percentage of our practice is family law and domestic relations.  Make the decision to hire an expert to help you through the emotional process.  Put your faith in M. Patterson Law Firm.


Divorce Law

A divorce can be a difficult time for all parties involved. We are familiar with this process in both New Mexico and Texas law. We handle all types of divorces. These include those with/ without: minor children, debt, community property and separate property.


Paternity Suits

Paternity lawsuits may be necessary to determine rights. These suits can come from the mother, the presumed father, or the man alleged to be the father. Our firm is available to offer you legal guidance. We assist in filing a paternity suit with the appropriate court. We can also defend you against paternity action.


Custody & Visitation

When a marriage or partnership ends it raises many concerns for both parties. When involving children, the issues are even more complex. This is because custody and child support issues come to the forefront. This is an emotional process for everyone involved. To ensure that we reach a fair arrangement, based upon the children’s best interests, you should contact a knowledgeable family lawyer. We routinely handle child custody cases. We can help to determine the best arrangement for you and your children.


Child Support

Millions of parents across the country seek legal help involving child support matters every year. Our firm has the knowledge and experience to fight for your rights. We have experience with both single parents and non-custodial parents. Ms. Patterson can function as a Guardian Ad Litem for children and as a Mediator in in domestic disputes.


Real Estate Law

Real estate is a fast paced and complex area of law. You need solid legal advice and skillful representation in civil court cases. Our firm handles any type of real estate issue ranging from lean searches to grazing rights. We protect your financial interests as a property owner, a buyer/seller, a homeowner or a tenant.



If you need professional guidance about any area of business, let our firm assist you. We know how to handle contracts, agreements, and litigation. If you need legal help, we are here for you.


Estate Planning/Trusts/Wills/Probate

When planning your estate, trusts, wills, etc. our firm will be happy to work with you. We have the experience to create the necessary documents that will meet your needs. Our goal is to simplify this process and make this as easy on you or your family as possible.