Kelly Stout Sanchez
  • Partner





Kelly Stout Sanchez joined the firm in 2010 after graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Law where she was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the law school. In 2016, Kelly became a shareholder and the firm changed its name to Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C.

Kelly’s practice focuses primarily on representing injured children and victims of crime. As a mother, Kelly understands the heartbreak and anguish that parents go through when their child has been hurt and their safety was compromised. Through the civil justice system, Kelly works hard to make New Mexico a safer place for our children in holding people, corporations, and the government accountable for preventable injuries. Kelly is a sustaining member of the National Crime Victims Bar Association (NCVBA) and has presented at seminars dedicated to civil remedies for crime victims.

In addition to pushing for positive change through her work at Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C., Kelly spends a significant amount of her free time in service to her community. She has been a youth gymnastics coach for over 15 years and also teaches a gymnastics class for children with special needs. Kelly dedicates significant time to raising donations for the Albuquerque Public Schools Title I Homeless Project and is committed to assisting the New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Partnership to end child abuse in New Mexico.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Claims for Crime Victims 40%
  • Personal Injury 20%
  • Child Sexual Abuse Claims 30%
  • Civil Rights 10%

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2016


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. - 2009
  • University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science


  • Civil Justice for Victims of Crime, National Crime Victim Bar Association, 2016
  • Litigating Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse Cases, National Crime Victim Bar Association, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Law School Community, 2009 - Present
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Crime Victims Bar Association (NCVBA), Member, 2010
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA), Board Member, 2012


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