Couture Law, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is dedicated to helping clients and their families resolve the difficult legal issues involved in family law matters, workers’ compensation, and personal injury. The legal system is confusing and complicated. We can help. We offer personalized and cost-effective legal services focused on conflict resolution and minimizing costs to our clients, without sacrificing our client’s rights. We understand what is at stake and the lasting impact that the outcome of a case can have on everyone involved. There are a lot of law firms in Albuquerque. We work hard to show our clients that we are not just another “big-box” firm. Achieving success for our clients is our mission.
Tamara Couture, MA, JD, Esq.
Tamara Couture is the Senior Attorney at Couture Law. She has a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of New Mexico. She matriculated into Occidental College for her Bachelor’s degree and received her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Professional Writing from the University of New Mexico, magna cum laude.
Tamara is a highly trained and experienced mediator. She is a recipient of the Judge Oliver Seth Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Before becoming an attorney, her professional career included work as a substance abuse counselor in Kotzebue, Alaska, a mental health therapist in Kotzebue and Albuquerque, a school counselor at Manzano High School, and the Director of the First Offender’s Program in Albuquerque.
Rosalie Fragoso, JD, Esq.
Rosalie Fragoso is an Associate Attorney with Couture Law. She has a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law and received her Bachelor of Science from Regent’s College in Albany, New York, magna cum laude.
Prior to going to law school, Rosalie was a litigation paralegal for 15 years. She is a recipient of the University of New Mexico School of Law Clinical Honors and University of New Mexico School of Law Deans Award. From 2003 to 2007, Rosalie served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, serving as the President in 2007. She was also selected for the 1997 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America and was named one of Twenty Elite Women in 2006 by Hispanic Business Magazine.
Elizabeth Ashton, JD, Esq.
Elizabeth Ashton is an associate attorney with Couture Law. Prior to joining the firm she practiced civil law, bankruptcy, and appeals in the New Mexico Supreme Court and New Mexico Court of Appeals. As a native of Oklahoma, Elizabeth received her B.B.A. in Business Administration and Legal Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2003, with honors. Before attending law school, Elizabeth relocated to New Mexico in 2003 and is now proud to call New Mexico her home. Elizabeth is a member of the New Mexico State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Tenth Circuit
As a family law attorney, Elizabeth Ashton dedicates her efforts to providing compassionate and experienced guidance to her clients. In addition to her work as a family law attorney, Elizabeth enjoys devoting her time to her community. Elizabeth currently serves on the Board of Directors of CASA Esperanza. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of San Diego and volunteered as Court Appointed Special Advocate. Elizabeth is a dedicated mother and enjoys spending her free time outdoors.
Angela Minefee, Paralegal
Angela Minefee is the firm’s Paralegal and Office Manager. She has been with the firm since June 2014 and offers a wide variety of experience. Angela earned an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from New Mexico's only American Bar Association approved program. She is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, Paralegal Division. Angela assists each of the attorneys during the litigation process and acts a liaison between attorneys and clients. If you have questions about the status of your case or need to get an urgent message to your attorney, please feel free to reach out to her by email or by calling the office.
Marcus Martinez, Administrative Assistant
Marcus Martinez is the Administrative Assistant at Couture Law. He attended Central New Mexico Community College where he studied Sociology before going on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Political Science from the University of New Mexico, School of Arts and Sciences. In addition to his education, Marcus offers 7 years' customer service experience, including work with Lockheed Martin and Leidos through the Department of Homeland Security. Marcus is an effective communicator and he strives to assist each client with their needs.
Marcus works directly with each of the attorneys and acts as the office’s main line of contact. If you would like to schedule a consultation or speak to your attorney, please call our office and he will be happy to assist you.
Megen Blackburn, File Clerk
Megen Blackburn is the file clerk at Couture Law. She attended the University of New Mexico where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Journalism. Prior to working at Couture Law, Megen assisted the federal police through the Department of Homeland Security. Megen has 14 years of administrative assistant experience and enjoys assisting the team with staying organized.