Rikki-Lee G. Chavez
A native to the Land of Enchantment, Rikki-Lee is dedicated to raising the bar when it comes to analyzing and understanding New Mexico politics.
Rikki-Lee was born and raised in northern New Mexico. After attending the University of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico School of Law, Rikki-Lee passed the New Mexico State Bar in 2014, and shortly thereafter opened a legal practice in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. The practice focused on criminal defense and legislative advocacy on criminal justice reform measures. In 2016, Rikki-Lee joined the law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., where she had the opportunity to appear on behalf of corporate clients in regulatory settings as well as in state district court. Mostly recently, in 2019, Rikki-Lee opened Capitol Counsel & Consulting, LLC in Santa Fe with a myriad of practice areas, but a focus on government relations. Rikki-Lee also contracts with The Emissary Group, a premier lobbying practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.