Adam Carlos Flores

My work isn’t just litigation, I work on behalf of what’s best for my clients. I advise, but they make the ultimate decisions — my priority is to restore their sense of power and self-worth.

Adam Carlos Flores

Albuquerque, New Mexico
(505) 244-1406
Adam graduated summa cum laude, in the top 3 of his class, from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2014. He clerked for the Honorable Judge Linda Vanzi at the New Mexico Court of Appeals for two years before joining Kennedy Kennedy & Ives to vindicate the rights of New Mexicans who have been victimized by police misconduct and other profound abuses by state and federal governments.

Adam's passion is litigating the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and excessive force. He has also worked to ensure that jails and prisons have constitutionally-adequate conditions of confinement, that state and local agencies are complying with the First Amendment and with public records laws of the State of New Mexico, and that victims of sexual abuse in the workplace are entitled to redress. Adam has been involved in multi-party litigation, class-actions, consent decrees and institutional reform, defamation defense, and has written appellate briefs and argued cases on appeal asserting the rights of loss of consortium claimants, public records requestors, and victims of police brutality.

Adam is also a Master's student at UNM, studying Latin American and Iberian history, economics, international relations, and politics. He worked in residential construction and remodel to pay his way through college.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2014


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2014
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: New Mexico Law Review, Professional Articles Editor
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • B.A. cum laude - 2008
    • Major: English and Philosophy

Published Works

  • The Past, Present, and Future Prosecution of Drunks who Drive with Children, 44 N.M. L. Rev. 233, 2014

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Judge Linda Vanzi, New Mexico State Court of Appeals, Law Clerk


  • English (Primary)