We at A&K work together as a team to guide our clients through whatever family law matter brings them through our doors. Each attorney works with a designated paralegal who helps manage the documents, calendar and details of every client’s legal case.

Dedicated and friendly staff in reception and bookkeeping complement the work of the attorneys and paralegals.  Our part-time clerk Annie works on everything from digital archivist duties to running to the court house.

Our team looks forward to working for you!

Stallion S. Vigil

 Intake Specialist/Office Operations

In July 2012 Stallion joined the Atkinson & Kelsey team and has worn many hats in the firm. He has been the Office Runner, Filing Clerk, Reception, and Legal Assistant. Currently, he is A&K’s Intake Specialist where he assists potential clients, new and old, schedules consultation appointments with the firm’s attorneys, and is always willing to lend a hand wherever needed to keep the office operational.
Prior to Atkinson & Kelsey, Stallion lived and grew up in Las Vegas, NM, where, for 8 years, he worked in Hotel Operations & Customer Service. In his free time Stallion is an avid Board Game player, collector & enthusiast, he enjoys cooking and playing sand volleyball on occasion.

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Sandra Urioste


Sandra has currently been working for Atkinson & Kelsey as a paralegal since 2014. Sandra has 20+ years of experience as a paralegal and has worked for various law firms in New Mexico.

Sandra graduated from Grants High School and has a BA in management through the University of Phoenix.

Prior to working as a paralegal, Sandra’s background was in accounting at some of New Mexico’s Uranium & Coal mines and Refineries. Sandra’s hobbies include camping and fishing. She loves spending time with family including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Belinda Demaree


In September 2009, I found my home when I became employed with Atkinson & Kelsey. I am the proud paralegal for Thomas C. Montoya, and Lidiya Bayliyeva. We all work as a TEAM and I take great pride in pitching in, at any time, for any of the other attorneys needing assistance.
Prior to my employment at A&K I came out of high school and immediately spent 27 years at the Second Judicial District Court. I am very proud of this tenure. From 1984 until my retirement I assisted in establishing the designated Family Court. From 1986 to my retirement in 2001 I served as the Trial Court Administrative Assistant to the Family Court’s Presiding Judge Anne Kass.
In between retirement and finding my home, I was a paralegal at two other family law firms so I guess you could say that is my specialty, my comfort zone and it became my life. Of course, growing up in Albuquerque and at the old Speedway Park, my first passion is spent watching ALL Nascar /Indy Car races, without interruption, and of course, enjoying time with my four lovely grandchildren and my furry children.

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Frankye L. Silva


Frankye Silva joined the Atkinson & Kelsey team in January 2022 and is the Paralegal to Latisha K. Frederick. Prior to that she worked with Ms. Frederick at another local firm which handled Family Law matters.
As a Paralegal Frankye has 10 years’ experience in the areas of Family Law, Foreclosures, Estate Planning and Collection.
Frankye is a native to Albuquerque, NM, and a graduate from West Mesa High School. When she is not keeping busy as a Paralegal, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 5 children and one granddaughter. She is an avid NFL Football and Isotopes fan.


Jeremy R. Wirths

Law Clerk

Jeremy Wirths is pleased to serve as Law Clerk at Atkinson & Kelsey. His work focuses on legal research, writing, and evidence preparation. Jeremy is a student at the University of New Mexico School of Law. He has won numerous academic honors at the UNM SOL, including the Dean’s List, Honor Roll, and various CALI awards and scholarships.
Before returning to law school, he had an extensive career as a classical musician, arts administrator, and university professor. Jeremy holds an MBA degree from Southern Methodist University and assorted degrees in music from the University of Kansas, Emory University, and the University of North Texas. He continues to perform widely as an organist, specializing in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Known for his commitment to the Albuquerque community, Jeremy holds volunteer leadership roles with Opera Southwest, the American Guild of Organists, and Equality New Mexico. He also serves as Director of Music and Organist for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Jeremy lives in the North Valley with his spouse and Anna Magdalena, their Standard Schnauzer.



Leonard R. Estrada



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