Ms. Una Campbell joined Parnall Law, bringing with her a strong and diverse set of legal skills that she’s employing to benefit injured victims in need of help.
A lifelong New Mexican, Ms. Campbell pursued a variety of business interests after receiving her B.A. degree in Spanish, cum laude, from the University of New Mexico in 1992. For five years she was the managing director of the Una Gallery in Scottsdale, Ariz., which handled historic Navajo rugs and blankets and international folk art and furniture. She also held positions in marketing sales and public relations, accounts receivable, and administration in several other companies.
By 2010, she realized that law was her true calling and so she enrolled at the University of New Mexico School of Law, receiving her J.D. in 2012. There she was elected to serve as the student representative on the board of directors of the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association, and as Vice President of Community Relations for the Women’s Law Caucus.
While at the University of New Mexico School of Law, Ms. Campbell received honors including Dean’s List and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Significant Contribution to the Law School Community. She was the faculty awarded recipient of the Judge Oliver Seth Scholarship for promise in the area of legal ethics and mediation.
Ms. Campbell gained valuable experience during law school serving as an extern for Judge Nan Nash in the Second Judicial District Court and as an intern in the New Mexico Public Defenders Office. Ms. Campbell also had the pleasure of clerking for the Honorable Judge M. Monica Zamora at the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
In 2013, Ms. Campbell joined an Albuquerque firm that concentrated on civil litigation defense. While there, she handled a broad range of matters, including commercial litigation, personal injury, and product liability.
In joining Parnall Law, Ms. Campbell is now focusing on representing plaintiffs instead of corporations.
“I enjoy working with the everyday public,” she says. “It’s different when you’re defending a corporation; it’s not as personal. I’d rather be the one trying to work hard for someone who’s been injured as the result of the misconduct of somebody else.”
Although the focus might have changed, Ms. Campbell says she’ll be applying the same principles of hard work to plaintiff’s cases that she did when she was on the defense side.
“I don’t leave any stone unturned,” she says. “If anybody wants to find that needle in a haystack, they’ll definitely come to me. I go the extra step to do things that a lot of other attorneys won’t do.”
Ms. Campbell is also committed to serving the public when she’s not practicing law. She served as a volunteer mediator in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court and is now particularly focused on a mentoring program, administered by the Children’s Court, that mentors troubled teenage girls who have been in the juvenile system.
In her spare time, Campbell enjoys camping and hiking.