Joe Romero

Romero & Winder, PC

Personal Injury Lawyer | Serving Albuquerque, NM

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1905 Lomas Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Dedicated Counsel, Personalized Case Strategies

Our attorneys at Romero & Winder, PC treat you as an individual. There is no "one size fits all" or "cookie cutter" approach to our advocacy. We use our knowledge and experience, apply it to the unique facts of your case, to achieve the best result for you.

Backed By Extensive Trial Experience
First and foremost, our attorneys are skilled trial lawyers. Joe Romero previously worked as a federal prosecutor for seven years. He has tried over 100 jury trials, including serious felony offenses, civil rights cases, and personal injury claims. Sam Winder previously worked as a federal prosecutor for 12 years and later earned a well-deserved reputation as a hardworking, competent, and compassionate criminal defense attorney and state district court judge.

Based on our experience, we possess a unique understanding of both the federal and state court systems. We work closely with our clients to ensure they understand what is happening in their case. We work together with our clients to formulate a case strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Dedicated To Serving Others
In addition to practicing law, both Mr. Romero and Mr. Winder are dedicated to helping others.

Joe Romero served his country for 29 years as a reserve JAG Officer in the New Mexico National Guard. His military deployments include active duty tours to Cuba, Kosovo, Qatar and Afghanistan. Locally, Mr. Romero is a mentor at the Metropolitan Court Community Veterans Court program and a mentor for at risk teens at the New Mexico Youth Challenge Academy. He has previously served as a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albuquerque and as a Catholic Charities volunteer at the Center for Immigration and Citizenship Legal Assistance.

Sam Winder is a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and is an advocate for Native Americans issues. In 2016, Mr. Winder served as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission - Tribal Advisory Group. He is also a long-time member of the U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, Criminal Justice Act Panel. He is an active member of his church, Calvary Albuquerque, where he has also previously served as a board member.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Immigration & Naturalization
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death
  • Serious Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

To schedule your free initial consultation, call our office at 505-337-0726. While our office is located in Albuquerque, we travel to meet with clients throughout New Mexico. We will carefully evaluate your case, explain your options and provide recommendations for success.

Attorney Joe M. Romero Jr.

Bar Admissions:

  • New Mexico, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • J.D. - May, 1986
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • B.A. - May, 1982
  • Major: Political Science and Economics
  • U.S. Army, JAG Officer Basic Course, 1989
  • U.S. Army, JAG Officer Advanced Course, 1995
  • U.S. Army, Command & General Staff College, 2002

Published Works:

  • Government Practice, A View from the U.S. Attorney's Office, N.M. Bar Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 34, August 24, 1989
  • Vendor Vetting of Non-US Contractors in Afghanistan, The Procurement Lawyer, V. 50, No. 4, Co-Author, Summer, 2015

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Attorney Sam Winder

Bar Admissions:

  • New Mexico, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1995
  • Colorado, 2002
  • Southern Ute Tribal Court, 2000
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1992


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • J.D. - May, 1988
  • Honors: Dean’s List and Honor Roll
  • Stanford University
  • B.S. - June, 1984
  • Major: Civil Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Federal Executive Board Public Service Award, May 12, 2005
  • Sustained Superior Performance Awards as an Assistant United States Attorney
  • Special Act of Service Awards as Tribal Liaison for the District of New Mexico
  • Dean’s List and Honor Roll, University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Member of Tribal Issues Advisory Group, United States Sentencing Commission- Present
  • University of New Mexico Law School Alumni, Former Alumni Board
  • National Native American Bar Association, Past Board Member
  • AMI Kids , Former Board Member
  • Calvary of Albuquerque, Former Board Member



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