Terese Lahann is an attorney with over 22 years of experience. She started her career as a prosecutor in the Seventh Judicial District working in Truth or Consequences, Socorro, and Estancia. During this time, Ms. Lahann handled all manner of cases, from misdemeanor DWI’s to high level felonies. After living in Estancia, Ms. Lahann decided that, while the scenery was lovely, the town was a little too small for her at the time, and she moved to Albuquerque to join a small firm with a varied practice. In 1996, she joined the public defender office in Alamogordo, gaining valuable practice and experience in criminal defense work. Following that, she returned to Truth or Consequences for a year as a partner in a law firm there focusing on criminal cases.
In 1998, an opportunity arose to join the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Las Cruces. Ms. Lahann, a native of El Paso, Texas, and frequent visitor to Las Cruces as a child where her grandmother and other relatives were long-time residents, decided it was time to move closer to home and made the move to Las Cruces. While working with the District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Lahann served in the domestic violence, juvenile, general felony, and drug units.
From 2007 – 2016, Ms. Lahann had her own practice focusing on Children’s Court CYFD cases while continuing to consult and, at times, act as co-counsel in criminal cases. As of August 2016, Ms. Lahann joined The Lahann Law Firm in a desire to return to the primary practice of criminal defense. Ms. Lahann has long had a strong commitment to defending constitutional rights and will fight hard to protect those rights for each and every client. She will look at every aspect of your case, be a skilled advocate for you in court, and work to get you the best possible outcome.