Guardian ad Litem 

Personal Injury Attorney

Serving Families, Clients,

the Courts and Attorneys

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Practice Areas

Cindy Silva Law, LLC specializes in providing Guardian ad Litem and Personal Representative services and personal injury representation.


Guardian ad Litem

Court-Approved Settlements
Structured Settlement Protection Act 
Rule 1-017(D) Representative
Abuse and Neglect

After working as a litigation attorney for most of my career, as a Guardian ad Litem I am able to use my experience handling and evaluating cases to help claimants, attorneys and courts.  I enjoy working with families and strive to show compassion and empathy under what often can be very difficult circumstances.

Since 2014, I have had the honor of being appointed in over 150 cases to serve as a Court-Appointed Guardian ad Litem, working as an arm of the court to investigate and report on the reasonableness of proposed settlements of personal injury and wrongful death beneficiary claims of children and incompetent adults.  My Guardian ad Litem services also include reviewing proposed structured settlement annuity sales for the Court under the Structured Settlement Protection Act when a minor child's interest may be impacted by such a sale.  

My practice also includes service as a Rule 1-017(D) NMRA Guardian ad Litem when a protected person (child or incompetent adult) has a claim or must defend against a claim and there is no other representative available to sue or defend on behalf of the protected person.

I am available to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for children and adults for whom a guardian or conservator is sought to protect their interests, including guardian and conservator actions, kinship guardianships and abuse and neglect cases.  

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Personal Representative

Wrongful Death Act - Plaintiff/Defendant Estate

Do you need an objective third party to serve as the Personal Representative in a wrongful death action where there is a conflict among the beneficiaries or other claimants? 

Do you need an attorney to serve as the party representative for a plaintiff-estate or defendant-estate for the limited purpose of prosecuting or defending a claim?  

I am proud to extend my professional services to help attorneys when the complexities and conflicts that arise in these situations require a neutral to act on behalf of an estate.

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Personal Injury Law

Car Accidents - Motorcycle Accidents

Truck Accidents - Wrongful Death

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists

Drunk Driving Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents

Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents

Insurance Disputes

I’ve been practicing Personal Injury Law  most of my career.  First defending personal injury claims for insurance companies and now working for people who have been injured because of another’s negligence, carelessness or wrongdoing.  Although no amount of money alone can make up for the injuries and losses you have suffered, compensation can help pay for the medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you have experienced because of your injury.  I provide free consultations to all injury victims interested in learning more about their legal options. I also work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront fees and I earn a fee only if I recover compensation on your behalf. There is no risk in contacting me to learn more about how I can help you.


Meet Lucinda "Cindy" R. Silva


New Mexico, May 1998
United States District Court, District of New Mexico, June 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, January 2001

J.D., University of New Mexico, 1997, cum laude
B.A., University of Southern California, 1993

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of New Mexico
Solo and Small Firms Section, Board Member

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member

New Mexico Women's Bar Association, Member

Clovis, NM  - 1971

Attorney Profile
Cindy Silva Law, LLC, is a law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded by attorney Cindy Silva.  Ms. Silva concentrates her practice on providing a variety of Guardian ad Litem services and Personal Representative services and representing clients in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death and other catastrophes. 

Ms. Silva's 22-year work experience includes many years of representing insurance companies and their clients in defending against personal injury matters.  She has a unique perspective on what insurance companies require in resolving claims and uses the knowledge gained in that role to help evaluate and assess the fairness of settlements for her wards when appointed by the Court to protect the best interests of minors and incompetent adults and also to help personal injury victims and their loved ones to receive compensation after sustaining an injury or losing a loved one due to negligence.

When she is not practicing law, Ms. Silva enjoys time with family and friends, hiking, mountain biking and trail running in the foothills of the Sandia and Manzano mountains.


Get in Touch

PO Box 51116
Albuquerque, NM 87181

505-738-3899 Office/Mobile/Text

505-738-3879 Fax

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