The legal framework governing public policy advocacy and political activity has become increasingly complicated for businesses, candidates, political action committees, and other organizations. In the wake of recent federal court rulings, and as campaigns for public office become more litigious, it is necessary for those who seriously engage in the political process to obtain experienced legal counsel. Our firm has the relevant experience and extensive understanding of the litigation process to help you succeed in today’s political landscape.

Our firm has recently represented several Judicial and Public Regulation Commission candidates in ballot changes.  Paul Melendres was the lead lawyer before the New Mexico Supreme Court in the landmark case Dianna J. Duran, in her capacity as New Mexico Secretary of State v. Zamora et al. Supreme Court Case No. 33,543.


Election-Related Litigation

Whether facing a recount or an election contest, ballot eligibility or ballot access, our firm is prepared to litigate. The attorneys in our Election Law practice have been involved in all aspects of election-related litigation, including:


Regulatory Advice

The attorneys at Melendres law counsel clients on the wide range of complex regulations faced by candidates, political action committees, lobbyists and other organizations.  Melendres law advises on the formation, structure and activities of PACs and Super-PACs.  In addition, Melendres law provides advice to lobbyists regarding registration requirements and other regulations affecting the activities of these clients.


Our Attorneys are Martindale Hubble Peer review rated and our Firm is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau.

About Us

Melendres & Melendres P.C. is a boutique law firm that combines the experience and talent of attorneys from world-class law firms with the personal service of a small firm.

Attorney Profiles

The attorneys at Melendres & Melendres P.C. are licensed to practice law in New Mexico, California, New York and Washington, D.C. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you.

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