Staff

At Lastrapes, Spangler, & Pacheco we couldn’t deliver the high quality legal representation to our valued clients without the backbone of a great support staff. Our paralegals perform important legal research and analysis. They also draft complex procedural motions and legal briefs. Our legals assistants keep everything running smoothly by keeping complicated case files in order. They work diligently to keep all our deadlines are met and that our office runs efficiently. We are thankful everyday for our most valuable staff and you will be to when you choose Lastrapes, Spangler, & Pacheco.

            Debra Torrez
 Paralegal/Legal Assistant

             Olga Suggs
         Legal Assistant

           Cynthia Arellano
                 Paralegal

                Zach Valdez
        Operations Manager 

Debra joined Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. in 2006 and has over 22 years of experience as a paralegal/legal assistant.  Debra earned her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies.  Debra works closely with the attorneys in our office with Real Estate transactions and Civil litigation cases.  Debra also assists the attorneys in our office with complex estate transaction and entity related matters.   Debra is an asset to our firm, and if assigned to your case, will work with determination and diligence to resolve your legal issues.

Olga joined Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. in 2005. Olga works with Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. attorneys on title transfers and simple litigation files. Olga also maintains the firm’s files and assists in all aspects of the daily operations at Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A.

Cynthia joined Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. in 2019 and has over 10 years’ experience in the legal field.  She spent most of her professional career assisting district attorneys in Bernalillo County and has helped immigration attorneys. Cynthia works alongside with the attorneys in our office with real estate transactions and civil litigation cases. Cynthia is an asset to our firm, and if assigned to your case, will work with determination and diligence to resolve your legal issues.

Zach Valdez joined Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A. in 2017.  He began his journey with the firm as a bookkeeper responsible for the firms accounts receivable and payable.  In 2020, Zach was promoted to operations manager and oversees the daily functions and operations of the firm. His vital functions include account management, bookkeeping, marketing, advertising and helping team members with day to day task and operations, ensuring the firm runs smoothly.