Rios Law Firm

Protecting You After Your Injury

If you have been injured in an accident and the insurance company is giving you the run around, you may need the help of an attorney.  We are experienced trial attorneys that fight for our clients.  Please give us a call today to arrange for a free consultation.

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We at the Rios Law Firm know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to get to know you and the details of your case.

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Linda J. Rios

A native New Mexican, I earned my Masters Degree in Public Administration and then my Juris Doctorate both from the University of New Mexico. I have been practicing law since 1997 and I’m licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal District Court, and NM Courts. I gained extensive trial experience while a trial attorney with the Public Defender Office and have tried numerous civil jury trials and arbitrations. I have tried over 100 bench trials and more than 70 civil and criminal jury trials. My practice focuses on personal injury cases and insurance claims. I represent those injured in auto wrecks, tractor trailor crashes, motor cycle crashes, drunk driving crashes, slip and falls, dog bites, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice and insurance cases. I speak Spanish fluently. Our clients are very improtant to us. At the Rios Law Firm we work as a team to protect our clients and their rights. My practice is built on personalized advice and aggressive representation. Our team cares about each client and  provides personalized, detailed attention on an individual basis.  When you hire me, I’m making a long term commitment to you and your case. My goal is exceptional legal representation.



University of New Mexico Law School
Juris Doctor

University of New Mexico
B.A. and Masters of Public Administration


Best Attorney, Lifetime Charter Member

  • Who’s Who, Top Lawyer, Lifetime Member

  • Top American Lawyer, Lifetime Charter Member

  • America Greatest Attorneys, Lifetime Member

  • America’s Top 100 Attorney, Lifetime Achievement

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, New Mexico

  • Attorney and Practice Magazine, Top Personal Injury Law Firm 2019

  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers 2018, 2017

  • American Jurist Institute, Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, New Mexico, 2017

  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award, 2016

  • NAOPIA – National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys: Top 10 2018, 2017, 2016

  • 10 Best American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018, 2017, 2016

  • National Academy of Jurisprudence, Premiere 100, 2016

  • National League of Renowned Attorneys, Top One Percent 2016

  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiffs Trial Lawyers, 2015

  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys, Premiere 100, 2015

  • The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

  • American Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2007

  • Top Lawyers of Albuquerque, Albuquerque The Magazine, The Best Lawyers in Albuquerque, 2006

Bar Admissions

• New Mexico, Federal, U.S. Supreme Court



Michael Solon

Mike was born and raised in Albuquerque. He received a B.B.A. from the University of New Mexico and then worked as a legal assistant at a local law firm. After serving the legal community for several years, he realized his passion for seeking justice on behalf of those who have been wronged. Mike made the decision to pursue his calling and become an attorney. He attended Baylor University School of Law – also known as the Marine boot camp of law schools for its rigorous curriculum. Baylor has a longstanding reputation of producing well prepared trial attorneys, and Mike thrived in this high pressure environment. Following his graduation from law school in 2016, Mike returned home to New Mexico. He passed the bar exam and was officially sworn in as a member of the New Mexico Bar Association on September 20, 2016. Mike joined the team at Rios Law Firm in October. Mike is the son of an Albuquerque trial attorney. Mike not only looks forward to following in his father’s footsteps, but also furthering his pursuit of service to his clients and the New Mexico legal community. 



Juris Doctor, 2016

University of New Mexico

Bar Admissions

• New Mexico



Samantha Drum

Samantha was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English and Philosophy, from the University of New Mexico in 2014, before going on to attend law school at the University of New Mexico School of Law. While in law school, she served as an Associate and Citations Editor for the Natural Resource Journal. Never afraid of a challenge, Samantha was 7 months pregnant when she graduated from law school and passed the New Mexico Bar Exam 6 days after giving birth to her daughter. Samantha worked at the Rios Law Firm as a law clerk her final year of law school and joined the firm as a newly appointed attorney in October 2018. She is dedicated to helping people in any way that she can. 



University of New Mexico Law School
Juris Doctor, 2018

University of New Mexico
B.A 2014

Bar Admissions

• New Mexico


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